Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides is an important cause of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritides (RPGN), and they are classically described as pauci-immune diseases as evidenced by the absence of immune deposits on immunofluoresence microscopy of the kidney biopsy. We report two patients with RPGN, pulmonary-renal syndrome, positive ANCA serology and linear Immunoglobulin G (IgG) staining on glomerular basement membrane in the absence of detectable anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) antibodies in the serum.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia|
|State||Published - May 2014|
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