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Korean J Nephrol. 2005 Jul;24(4):631-637. Korean. Case Report.
Lee SH , Bang BW , Lee SW , Kim CH , Lee SW , Song JH , Kim JM , Kim MJ .
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea. nhkimj@inha.ac.kr
Kidney Disease Research Group, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
Departement of Pathology, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
Abstract

Goodpasture's syndrome is an autoimmune disease characterized by rapid progressive glomerulonephritis, alveolar hemorrhage and autoantibody to the NC1 domain of the alpha 3 chain of type IV collagen (anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody). It was common in Europe with peak incidence at third decades. However, Goodpasture's syndrome was reported only three cases in Korea. We reported a case of Goodpasture's syndrome in a 34 year old male. He admitted our hospital due to dyspnea and hemoptysis. We made diagnosis by detection of Anti-GBM Ab and biopsy of kidney. He was treated with hemodialysis, plasma exchanges and immunosuppressive agents. However, his renal function was not recovered. Currently, he is receiving regular hemodialysis.

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