22 Treatments for Goodpasture Syndrome

Overview

Goodpasture syndrome is a rare and potentially life-threatening autoimmune disease. It occurs when the immune system attacks the walls of the lungs and the tiny filtering units in the kidneys. The disorder is named after Dr. Ernest Goodpasture, wh[read article]

Tests for Goodpasture Syndrome

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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes wa...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A creatinine blood test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. Creatinine is a waste product that forms when creatine breaks down. Creatine is a substance f...  More
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Anti Neutrophilic Cytoplasm Antibody (ANCA) Test
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Urinary Hemosiderin Detection
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When your body breaks down protein, one of the waste products is ammonia, which contains nitrogen . The nitrogen mixes with other elements in your body, including c...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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A renal biopsy is a procedure used to extract kidney tissue for laboratory analysis. The word renal describes the kidneys. A renal biopsy is also called a kidney bi...  More
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A lung needle biopsy is used to gather a piece of lung tissue for testing and examination. It is often used to diagnose an irregular area of tissue in or around the...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs responsible for filtering blood and waste. One method to determine just how well your kidneys are filtering is by measuring ...  More
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The anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) test looks for antibodies that attack a part of the kidney known as the glomerular basement membrane (GBM) . These ...  More
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Goodpasture Syndrome

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Plasmapheresis is a process in which the liquid in the blood, or plasma, is separated from the cells.  More
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Renal Dialysis
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Therapeutic Immunosuppression
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Cytotoxic Chemotherapy
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Prescribed Medications for Goodpasture Syndrome

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CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE (sye kloe FOSS fa mide) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like lymph...  More
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PREDNISONE (PRED ni sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated inc...  More
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METHYLPREDNISOLONE (meth ill pred NISS oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common ...  More
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