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Goodpasture Syndrome Symptoms

Goodpasture syndrome symptoms are found to affect men six times more than women. The average age groups affected are between 18-30 years and 50-65 years.  The disease is a rare autoimmune state and like other ailments belonging to its category, cause of this condition is yet to be found out. It first attacks the kidney. After certain months, signs of this disease’s impact on lungs become evident.

Awareness about the signs of this condition can ensure early diagnosis and beginning of treatment. Owing to its autoimmune nature, the treatment techniques aim at curbing the signs of this disease.

Goodpasture Syndrome Symptoms:

  • Difficult to recognise or vague signs in the initial stages
  • Nausea
  • Weight loss
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Blood in urine
  • Burning sensation while urinating
  • Protein in urine
  • Reduced urine
  • Difficulty in breathing technically called Dyspnea
  • Edeme – Collection of fluids in regions of tissue swelling
  • Chest pain
  • Chills
  • Anemia – Low count of red blood cells in the blood which carry oxygen to the entire body
  • Coughing up blood or hemoptysis
  • Pallor
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Malaise – Feeling of discomfort
  • Seizures
  • Uremia- A rise in the presence of waste materails in the blood
  • Breathing difficulty due to fatigue
  • Hypertension
  • Coma
  • Pulmonary rhonchi – Harsh rattling sound similar to snoring
  • Normochromic anemia – Hemoglobin concentration in within the standard range, but the red bllod cells count is low in this condition
  • Lung hemorrhage – Acute bleeding from the lungs

Goodpasture syndrome symptoms are diagnosed often late as the disease progresses at a rapid rate. Kidney biopsy is the best possible diagnostic technique available. Here, a small portion of the affected tissues of this organ is cut and studied under microscope to gain insight on the state of the disease. Unfortunately, the available treatment options are not effective enough to stop the eventual damage of the kidneys.

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