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anti–basement membrane glomerulonephritis


Definition: glomerulonephritis resulting from the presence of anti-basement membrane antibodies, characterized by smooth linear deposits of IgG and C3 along glomerular capillary walls; includes rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis and glomerulonephritis in Goodpasture syndrome.

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