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What is the main difference of goodpasture syndrome and glomerulonephritis?
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Dr. Victoria Bellot
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Glomerulonephritis
Goodpasture's syndrome is a relatively rare cause of glomerulonephritis.
It is caused by antibodies produced to the basement membrane in the glomerulus (functional unit of the kidney) and can cause a severe type of inflammation. Although goodpasture's is a type of glomerulonephritis, not all glomerulonephritis is goodpasture's; there are many other causes.

In brief: Glomerulonephritis
Goodpasture's syndrome is a relatively rare cause of glomerulonephritis.
It is caused by antibodies produced to the basement membrane in the glomerulus (functional unit of the kidney) and can cause a severe type of inflammation. Although goodpasture's is a type of glomerulonephritis, not all glomerulonephritis is goodpasture's; there are many other causes.
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