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Goodpasture Syndrome Overview: Diagnosis, Causes, and Treatment

Usually, plasmapheresis is continued daily for several weeks. Goodpasture syndrome may last several weeks or as long as two years.

Until the disease runs its course, some patients may need to be placed on supplemental oxygen or a ventilator. Other patients may require blood transfusions.

Although kidney failure is a common complication of Goodpasture syndrome, less than 30% of surviving patients need long-term dialysis.

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