The nurse is admitting a patient suspected of having Goodpasture's syndrome. The nurse should be alert for signs of damage to the:


• Goodpasture's syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease that attacks the basement membranes of the lungs alveoli and glomerulus

• It is caused by viral infections and surgery of the lungs or kidneys

• Symptoms can be vague, but are related to lung and kidney damage, including fatigue, shortness of breath, hemoptysis, pallor, oliguria, edema, weight gain, hypertension, and hematuria

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