Posts Tagged ‘glomerulonephritis’

A Woman with Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Anemia, and Acute Kidney Injury

Posted by • January 24th, 2014

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 61-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of vomiting, diarrhea, anemia, and acute kidney injury. Physical examination was normal. Laboratory testing and a diagnostic procedure were performed. The causes of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis consist of the following three large groups of diseases: anti-glomerular basement… Read More…

Unusual Case of Abdominal Pain

Posted by • January 3rd, 2014

In our latest Clinical Problem-Solving article, a  41-year-old man presented to the ED with abdominal pain. The pain was excruciating and sudden in onset, originating in his right lower quadrant and radiating to his right groin and flank. He reported nausea and one episode of nonbloody, nonbilious emesis. The initial evaluation of a patient with acute… Read More…

ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

Posted by • July 16th, 2010

Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis, including Wegener’s granulomatosis and microscopic polyangiitis, is a multisystem autoimmune syndrome characterized by vasculitis predominantly affecting microscopic vessels and circulating autoantibodies to neutrophil cytoplasmic antigens. Jones et al. report that in a randomized trial, standard glucocorticoid regimen plus rituximab was not superior to standard intravenous cyclophosphamide as induction therapy in patients… Read More…