Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage - Goodpasture syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Presentation

Patient presenting with cough, dyspnoea, haemoptysis, and hypoxia.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male
X-ray

Chest radiograph

Acute diffuse alveolar haemorrhage with a diffuse infiltrative opacification pattern in a patient with Goodpasture syndrome.

Right internal jugular venous catheter, appropriate position without complication.

Case Discussion

This patient has a known diagnosis of Goodpasture syndrome and did not have any septic markers at the presentation. Therefore, the lungs bilateral opacifications were presumed to represent alveolar haemorrhage.  

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Case information

rID: 14859
Published: 29th May 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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