Goodpasture's syndrome in early pregnancy: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Juan Qin
    • Guolin Song
    • Qin Liu
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  • Published online on: November 1, 2017     https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2017.5425
  • Pages:407-411
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Abstract

Goodpasture's syndrome (GPS) presenting during pregnancy is extremely rare and patients exhibiting hemoptysis and renal dysfunction in early pregnancy are uncommon. The present study reports the case of a 17‑year‑old diagnosed with GPS during the thirteenth week of pregnancy. Prompt recognition and immediate treatment (steroids and plasma exchange) was initiated. Renal function normalized following treatment and anti‑GBM antibody became negative during hospital stay. However, due to irregular follow‑up, the patient eventually succumbed. The case highlights that the current treatment plan for GPS should be revised to improve the outcome of pregnancy. In addition, it determines how important it is for obstetricians to consider whether a pregnancy should be terminated to improve the chances of survival of pregnant patients with GPS.

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January 2018
Volume 15 Issue 1

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Qin, J., Song, G., & Liu, Q. (2018). Goodpasture's syndrome in early pregnancy: A case report. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 15, 407-411. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2017.5425
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Qin, J., Song, G., Liu, Q."Goodpasture's syndrome in early pregnancy: A case report". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 15.1 (2018): 407-411.
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Qin, J., Song, G., Liu, Q."Goodpasture's syndrome in early pregnancy: A case report". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 15, no. 1 (2018): 407-411. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2017.5425