Category Archives: Goodpasture’s Symdrome

I am writing you, because I am searching about information of Anti-GBM. I am a female, 43 years old, I had recently (6 months ago) a test for my creatinine and it was fine 1.11 in an interval 0-0.95, a little bit higher because I only have one Kidney (the intern physician told me so). During the past weekend I took an immune test antibodies, because recently I had iris inflammation, and I was curious to know if I am positive. My Anti-GBM was 43 in a 0-20 range RU/ML, and my ANA, type granular 1:3200 in a range 1:100 . The cANCA and the pANCA were negative. I am in Suzhou, China, and here they didn´t say which technique they used to read if IFI or ELISA. I did all my exams 6 months ago when I was in Colombia, and my glomerular filtration was perfect and I do not have protein excretion, my microalbumin was fine I do not have any symptoms. I have to go to a doctor here in China, but it is very difficult due to the language. In your experience, what could you suggest me to verify that my only kidney is fine?? I am sorry to bother you, but I am worry about it.. I am very healthy, no smoking, no drinking, workout twice a day, 5 days a week.. so, I really do not understand…. eating healthy too. I do not have kids. Please, if you can help me or suggest whom I can talk it will be very appreciated.

Anti-glomerular basement membrane (Anti-GBM) antibody testing is done to look for glomerulonephritis that is manifested by a reduction in the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and blood and protein in the urine (increase in albumin in the urine or albuminuria). … Continue reading

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My father was recently diagnosed with Anti-GBM and is now on dialysis. Just prior to his renal labs trending up he had general anesthesia. I understand that one of the triggers for antigbm is exposure to hydrocarbons. I also know that the volatile gases that are used for anesthesia maintenance are hydrocarbons. Do you know of any correlation between people receiving anesthetic gases and antigbm being triggered? If not could you direct me in the right path to further research this?

The exposure to hydrocarbons generally refers to smoking and environmental pollution.  I know of no studies linking Anti-GBM disease (Goodpasture’s syndrome) to inhaled anesthetic agents.  Many studies have linked smoking to the disease.

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