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Pulmonary–renal syndromes 

Pulmonary–renal syndromes
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Pulmonary–renal syndromes
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10.1093/med/9780199202447.003.0029
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date: 17 October 2019

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The combination of new-onset respiratory signs, symptoms and abnormal investigations together with acute renal dysfunction could indicate a ‘pulmonary–renal syndrome’. Whilst renal dysfunction may follow on from systemic illness such as severe sepsis due to pneumonia, the term ‘pulmonary–renal syndrome’ is by convention taken to mean new alveolar haemorrhage and glomerulonephritis due to a systemic vasculitis....

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