Problem

Polyarteritis nodosa

Other Names:
Panarteritis
Goodpasture syndrome
Hypersensitivity angitis
Wegener's granulomatosis
Cranial arteritis
Thrombotic microangiopathy
Nature:
Goodpasture syndrome ia a rare, autoimmune disease that can affect the lungs and kidneys.
Incidence:
85 case reports of Goodpasture's syndrome were reported in the English language between 1993 and 2000. The mean age of patients in this review was 44 years. Most patients had multiple risk factors, such as smoking.
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
12.04.2003 – 00:00 CEST