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Rebellion in EM 2019: 3 Things That Have Changed the Way I Intubate

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lunes, 30 de abril de 2018

Goodpasture’s syndrome

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emDocs - April 30, 2018 - By Author: Webb J - Edited by: Koyfman A and Long B
"Key Points:
  • Anti-GBM disease is caused by circulating auto-antibodies to the basement membrane resulting in glomerulonephritis and alveolar hemorrhage.
  • Labwork frequently shows elevated BUN and creatinine; UA with hematuria, proteinuria, and RBC casts.
  • CXR may show bilateral diffuse patchy alveolar infiltrates.
  • Symptoms can progress quickly and often require intubation and dialysis.
  • Empiric treatment with high-dose glucocorticoids (IV Methylprednisolone) can be started with high clinical suspicion."