Good Pastures Syndrome

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Goodpasture’s Syndrome
Goodpasture’s syndrome is a rare disease caused by an autoimmune disorder. The history and disease process will be reviewed during the education process. Following the review, this education plan will direct methods of learning, challenges, impact of quality of life for a 44-year-old male patient, named Jim. Shah, M, and Hugghins, S (2002) describe case results of a study completed about Goodpasture’s syndrome. Based on their study, the median age of a patient presenting with Goodpasture’s syndrome was 44 and the patients were predominantly male. This gentleman is the manager of a shoe store and has a history of good health. This Caucasian gentleman also has a wife of Spanish descent, and a teenage daughter.
Shah, M., & Hugghins, S (2002) found the first reported case of Goodpasture's syndrome was found in an 18-year-old male patient coughing blood and presenting with renal failure. During this presentation of symptoms the pandemic of 1919 was also taking place, 2002. Stanton and Tange, 1958) used the term "Goodpasture's syndrome" to identify patients with pulmonary hemorrhage and damage to the filtrating system of the kidneys called, glomerulonephritis. In 1967 the autoimmune quality of Goodpasture's syndrome was discovered after finding antiglomerular basement membrane antibodies.
Presentation of Symptoms
Like most patients, Jim, presented with hemoptysis, a cough, shortness of breath on exertion, and fatigue. Other symptoms include signs and symptoms of the flu like chills, fever, diaphoresis, and weight loss. Urinary symptoms include hematuria. On physical exam the patient was pale because of the anemia and breath sounds included crackles and rhonchi. Urinalysis revealed gross hematuria, Shah, M., & Hugghins, S (2002).
Educational Objectives and Instruction
Jim’s goals are to understand the process that causes Goodpasture’s syndrome,…...

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