RPGN


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Related to RPGN: Goodpasture syndrome, MPGN, ANCA
AcronymDefinition
RPGNRapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis (kidney disease)
RPGNRole Players Gaming Network (text-based role-playing game website)
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While approximately 60% of respondents stated their induction choice would differ in a RPGN (Scenario B) or pulmonary hemorrhage (Scenario C) presentation versus Scenario A, there were similarities in the proportions of Rituximab and Cyclophosphamide selections with no difference by specialty.
Empirically methylprednisolone 750mg/day for three days followed by oral 60 mg per day of prednisolone; and plasmapheresis was initiated on second admission day due to RPGN and Pulmonary vasculitis.
Also, there is rapidly progressive crescentic glomerulonephritis (RPGN).
According to the revised Japanese criteria for the diagnosis of MPA put forward by the National Study Group of Angiitis, the diagnosis of 'definite MPA' is made in the existence of one of the two following conditions: MPO-ANCA is detected in patients presenting with both rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) and pulmonary hemorrhage or histological evidence is demonstrated in patients presenting with more than any two of the following three symptoms: (I) RPGN, (II) pulmonary hemorrhage and (III) other symptoms, such as purpura, subcutaneous hemorrhage, gastrointestinal bleeding and mononeuritis multiplex (1,11,12).
pANCA is strongly associated with microscopic polyangiitis and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) (Danning et al.
Goodpasture syndrome is characterized by a triad of findings; antiglomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibodies, rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN), and pulmonary hemorrhage.