Anti-glomerular basement membrane disease: outcomes of different therapeutic regimens in a large single-center Chinese cohort study.

@article{Cui2011AntiglomerularBM,
  title={Anti-glomerular basement membrane disease: outcomes of different therapeutic regimens in a large single-center Chinese cohort study.},
  author={Zhao Jie Cui and Juan Zhao and Xiao-yu Jia and Sai-nan Zhu and Qi-zhuang Jin and Xu-yang Cheng and Ming-Hui Zhao},
  journal={Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={90 5},
  pages={303-11}
}
Anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) disease usually presents with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis accompanied by pulmonary hemorrhage. The low incidence and fulminant course of disease preclude a large randomized controlled study to define the benefits of any given therapy. We conducted a retrospective survey of 221 consecutive patients seen from 1998 to 2008 in our hospital, and report here the patient and renal survival and the risk factors affecting the outcomes. Considering the… CONTINUE READING
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