Migratory pulmonary infiltrates

January 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/6/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 1, p75
Academic Journal
The article presents a case of a 24-year-old man with severe anemia and has 1-month history of dry cough and chest pain. It cites that a decrease in the pulmonary infiltrates in the right side of the chest and increase in the left side was showed in the radiography. A urinalysis was conducted to evaluate the possibility of pulmonary renal syndrome in the patient. It cites that based from the findings of the antiglomerular basement membrane antibodies test and renal biopsy, the patient has goodpasture syndrome. It notes that the lesion showed in the renal biopsy and linear staining in glomerular basement are the diagnostic features of goodpasture syndrome. The case demonstrates three learning points which include that pulmonary hemorrage causes of severe anemia.


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