Pulmonary-renal syndromes: an update for respiratory physicians.
Pulmonary-renal syndromes are a group of disorders characterised by necrotising glomerulonephritis and pulmonary haemorrhage. Small vessel systemic vasculitis is the most common cause of pulmonary-renal syndromes presenting to respiratory physicians. Rarer causes include systemic lupus erythematosus and connective tissue diseases though severe pneumonia or cardiac failure may mimic their presentation. Some forms of small vessel vasculitides have a predilection for the pulmonary and renal vasc...Expand abstract
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