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Rare case of Goodpasture syndrome

Good pasture syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease. Patients with this disease experience a rapid progression to renal failure and death if not recognized and treated early. It can be misdiagnosed as Wegener’s granulomatosis, polyarteritis nodosa, systemic lupus erythematosus etc. the occurrence of hemoptysis in Good pasture’s syndrome can lead to misdiagnosis as other disease states like left ventricular failure, atrioventricular fistula, pulmonary embolism and hypertension. A complete analysis of the patient’s history and investigations helps in coming to the right diagnosis.

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