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References

  1. M. M. Adnan, J. Morton, S. Hashmi, S. Abdul Mujeeb, W. Kern, and B. Cowley Jr., “Anti-GBM of pregnancy: acute renal failure resolved after spontaneous abortion, plasma exchange, hemodialysis, and steroids,” Case Reports in Nephrology, vol. 2014, Article ID 243746, 4 pages, 2014.
Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2014, Article ID 243746, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/243746
Case Report

Anti-GBM of Pregnancy: Acute Renal Failure Resolved after Spontaneous Abortion, Plasma Exchange, Hemodialysis, and Steroids

1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73117, USA
2University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
3Department of Pathology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73117, USA
4Department of Nephrology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73117, USA

Received 15 March 2014; Accepted 6 June 2014; Published 24 June 2014

Academic Editor: Yen-Ling Chiu

Copyright © 2014 Mohammed Muqeet Adnan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Antiglomerular basement membrane disease presenting during pregnancy is very uncommon. We present a case of a pregnant female who presented with acute renal failure needing dialysis from Goodpasture’s disease. She responded very well to just plasma exchange, high dose steroids, and hemodialysis. Cyclophosphamide was never started on this patient. She had a spontaneous abortion in her 8th week of pregnancy and henceforth did very well to regain her renal function. Patient became hemodialysis independent at 2 months and returned to her baseline kidney function at 6 months. We present this remarkable case of recovery from acute renal failure in a patient with anti-GBM disease. We think the flare-up of renal failure was pregnancy related which resolved after spontaneous abortion.