Internal Medicine: Open Access

Internal Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-8048


Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Related to an Anti-glomerularBasement Membrane Disease without Evidence of Lung Hemorrhage

Emmanuel Barange, Gautier Hoarau, Emmanuel Antok and Alexandre Gauthier

A 72-years-old woman was admitted for severe Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with acute renal failure and proteinuria. Anti-glomerular basement membrane (ABMA) disease was confirmed with anti-GBM antibodies and renal biopsy but no lung hemorrhage was found. To our knowledge, the association between ARDS and ABMA disease has not been described so far in the literature. An effective treatment of the renal disease didn't improve the respiratory injury.