Maria Miklowski

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Henoch-Schönlein purpura (IgA Vasculitis)

I. What every physician needs to know. Background Henoch Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is the most common small vessel vasculitis seen in children. Though it affects children predominately, 10-28% of patients with HSP are adults. The disease has also been called Schönlein-Henoch purpura, anaphylactoid purpura and purpura rheumatica. Continue Reading The 2012 International Chapel Hill Consensus…

Goodpastures (Anti-GBM disease)

Goodpasture’s disease (anti-GBM disease) I. What every physician needs to know. Anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) disease is a rare autoimmune disease in which anti-GBM antibodies are directed against the NC1 domain of the alpha -3 chain of type IV collagen of glomerular and alveolar basement membranes and clinically may result in rapidly progressing glomerulonephritis and…

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