Goodpasture’s Disease

  • Tarek A. El-Diasty
  • Mohamed E. Abou El-Ghar
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Goodpasture’s syndrome is a rare condition characterized by gluomerulonephritis and pulmonary hemorrhage. The discovery of anti-glomerular basement membrane antibodies in 1967 led to the understanding of the pathogenesis of this disorder which has been regarded as a form of vasculitis. In this chapter, the pathogenesis, clinical presentation and imaging findings, that represent a reflection of the pathologic features, will be addressed.


Pulmonary Hemorrhage Cerebral Vasculitis Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis Parenchymal Echogenicity Deep White Matter Lesion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Urology and Nephrology CenterMansoura UniversityMansouraEgypt

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