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


• Goodpasture's syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease that attacks the basement membranes of the lungs' alveoli and glomerulus in the kidneys and can lead to hemorrhage in alveoli and hemosiderosis, a condition in which an iron-containing pigment is deposited in the affected organ from bleeding.

• It may be triggered by viral infections and surgery of the lungs or kidneys.

• Symptoms result from progressive lung and kidney damage, and include fatigue, shortness of breath, hemoptysis, pallor, oliguria, edema, weight gain, hypertension, and hematuria.

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