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Atypical presentation of anti-GBM nephritis in a 90-year-old patient
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    Diagnosis unconfirmed

    This could possibly be anti-GBM disease, though bloody diarrhoea isn't a feature of that condition. But there wasn't a renal biopsy to confirm, or specificity tests on the antibody (e.g. Western blotting with it) so evidence is only the ELISA result. Most such assays encounter occasional false positives.

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