CURTIS B. WILSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROBERT C. SMITH, M.D.
A woman developed severe hemoptysis and glomerulonephritis (Goodpasture's syndrome) in association with an apparent influenza A2 virus infection. The proliferative glomerular lesion contained immunofluorescent deposits of immunoglobulin and complement in a linear pattern along the glomerular basement membrane (GBM), suggesting the presence of anti-GBM antibodies. The pulmonary and renal functional abnormalities rapidly diminished and were absent on examination 5 years after the original illness. This suggested that the response was short-lived and may have been triggered by a transient, virally associated antigenic stimulus.
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
WILSON CB, SMITH RC. Goodpasture's Syndrome Associated with Influenza A2 Virus Infection. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:91–94. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-1-91
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(1):91-94.
Autoimmune Kidney Disease, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Rheumatology.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only