Anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody disease; Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis with pulmonary hemorrhage; Pulmonary renal syndrome; Glomerulonephritis - pulmonary hemorrhage
Symptoms may occur very slowly over months or even years, but they often develop quickly over days to weeks.
Loss of appetite, fatigue,
Lung symptoms may include:
cough, may cough up blood ( bloody sputum) Difficulty breathingafter activity
Kidney and other symptoms include:
- Swelling (edema) in any area of the body
- Burning sensation when urinating
- High blood pressure
Nausea and vomiting Pale skin
Signs and tests
A physical examination may reveal signs of high blood pressure and fluid overload. The health care provider may hear abnormal heart and lung sounds when listening to the chest with a stethoscope.
Urinalysis results are usually abnormal, and shows blood and protein in the urine. Abnormal red blood cells may be seen.
The following tests may also be done:
Anti-glomerular basement membrane test
- Arterial blood gas
BUN Chest x-ray Creatinine Lung biopsy Kidney biopsy