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Goodpasture′s disease: A case report from South India

Author(s): Dumeer Nitin | Pragaya Aruna | Rao Manmadha | Sundaram C

Journal: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN 0972-5229

Volume: 10;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 115;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Goodpasture′s disease | pulmonary renal syndrome

A 28-year-old male died following massive hemoptysis at Nizam′s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad. He presented with recurrent hemoptysis and hematuria. The lungs showed alveolar hemorrhages with hemosiderin laden macrophages. Kidneys showed focal proliferative glomerulonephritis with crescents. Direct immunoflouresence of the kidney showed linear deposition of IgG and granular deposits of C3.

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