IgG4-related cardiovascular disorders.

  title={IgG4-related cardiovascular disorders.},
  author={Miyu Tajima and Ryozo Nagai and Yukio Hiroi},
  journal={International heart journal},
  volume={55 4},
Immunoglobulin4 (IgG4)-related disease is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by elevation of serum IgG4. It involves various organs such as the pancreas (autoimmune pancreatitis), lacrimal gland (Mikulicz's disease), retroperitoneum (retroperitoneal fibrosis), aorta (aortic aneurysm and aortitis), heart (constrictive pericarditis), and pseudotumors around the coronary arteries. These disorders often coexist in accordance with progression of the disease. Because IgG4-related… CONTINUE READING
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