ROBERT KOPELMAN, M.D.; PHILLIP HOFFSTEN, M.D.; SAULO KLAHR, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To the editor: The recent paper by de Torrente and associates ("Serious Pulmonary Hemorrhage, Glomerulonephritis, and Massive Steroid Therapy," Ann Intern Med 83:218-219, 1975) indicates that massive steroid therapy may provide an alternative to bilateral nephrectomy as therapy for life-threatening pulmonary hemorrhage in patients with Goodpasture's syndrome. We wish to report a second case of lung hemorrhage in Goodpasture's syndrome successfully treated with massive steroid therapy.
A 32-year-old Eskimo woman was admitted to the hospital because of cough, hemoptysis, and progressive shortness of breath of 5 days' duration. She gave a history of right upper lobectomy for therapy of tuberculosis
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KOPELMAN R, HOFFSTEN P, KLAHR S. Steroid Therapy in Goodpasture's Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:734–735. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-5-734_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(5):734-735.
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