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Case 3.3

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Cases 3.3


Question 7

These useful tests can be helpful in differentiating between the causes of Nephritic syndrome, but can take a while to get processed.

The renal team see the patient and take over his care. You enquire after the patient a few days later and hear that he has undergone a renal biopsy. This shows a crescentic glomerulonephritis, but immunofluoresence on the biopsy was negative.


Which of these blood tests do you think will be positive?

(a)  Anti-GBM

(b)  Complement

(c)  ANA

(d)  Anti-ds DNA

(e)  ANCA

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