Pulmonary–Renal Syndromes

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General Principles

Several distinct clinical entities make up the pulmonary–renal syndromes with vasculitic involvement of the alveolar and glomerular capillaries. Typically, this results in rapidly progressive renal failure with concurrent pulmonary involvement in the form of alveolar hemorrhage. A nephritic picture predominates, with dysmorphic RBCs and RBC casts in the urine. Arthralgias, abdominal pain, and fever may represent other systemic manifestations.

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General Principles

Several distinct clinical entities make up the pulmonary–renal syndromes with vasculitic involvement of the alveolar and glomerular capillaries. Typically, this results in rapidly progressive renal failure with concurrent pulmonary involvement in the form of alveolar hemorrhage. A nephritic picture predominates, with dysmorphic RBCs and RBC casts in the urine. Arthralgias, abdominal pain, and fever may represent other systemic manifestations.

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