Goodpasture's Syndrome Evaluation
The evaluation of Goodpasture's syndrome begins with a complete history and physical examination.
Initially, the physical exam may be normal in someone with Goodpasture's syndrome.
Physical findings in someone with Goodpasture's syndrome may include:
- Dry skin
- High blood pressure
- Decreased urination:
- Pale skin
- Leg swelling
- Arm swelling (bilateral)
- Face swelling
Blood and urine tests are required to make the diagnosis of Goodpasture's syndrome.
Tests that may be used to evaluate Goodpasture's syndrome include:
- 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance
- Complete blood count
- Electrolyte profile
- Kidney profile
Additional tests that may be used to evaluate the kidneys include:
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