World Journal of Nephrology and Urology, ISSN 1927-1239 print, 1927-1247 online, Open Access
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Case Report

Volume 4, Number 1, March 2015, pages 178-180

A Case of Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody Disease in Siblings


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Chest X-ray and computed tomography of the chest demonstrating ground glass opacities consistent with diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody disease.


Table 1. Laboratory Investigations
Lab testResult
Hemoglobin72 g/L
White blood cell count10.4 (109/L)
Platelets188 (109/L)
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate107 mm/h
Ferritin1,053 μg/L
Lactate dehydrogenase571 U/L
Albumin23 g/L
Creatinine465 μmol/L
Urinalysis3+ hemoglobin, 3+ protein
Protein to creatinine ratio236.44 mg/mmol
Anti-GBM Ab 291.8 U/L
Anti-nuclear Ab
Rheumatoid factor
Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide Ab
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic Ab
ENA screen
Anti-streptolysis O Ab