Anti-glomerular basement membrane glomerulonephritis and thrombotic microangiopathy in first degree relatives; a case report
BMC Nephrology, 07/27/2012
Idorn T et al. – An unequivocal functional or molecular association between these two family cases was not found suggesting that the patients probably share another, so far undiagnosed and unknown, predisposing factor. It seems highly unlikely that two infrequent immunologic diseases would occur by unrelated pathophysiological mechanisms within first degree relatives.