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An Elderly Man With Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis

An 86-year-old man with history of hypertension (HTN), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and allergic rhinitis presented with one-week history of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Home medications included albuterol inhaler, carvedilol, hydralazine, and losartan. In the emergency department, he was found to be hypertensive with a blood pressure (BP) of 194/70 mm Hg…

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