IgG4-related lung and pleural disease: a clinicopathologic study of 21 cases.

@article{Zen2009IgG4relatedLA,
  title={IgG4-related lung and pleural disease: a clinicopathologic study of 21 cases.},
  author={Yoh Zen and Dai Inoue and Azusa Kitao and Manabu Onodera and Hitoshi Abo and Shiro Miyayama and Toshifumi Gabata and Osamu Matsui and Yasuni Nakanuma},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 12},
  pages={1886-93}
}
Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disorders can occur in the respiratory system. However, the clinicopathologic characteristics have not been well clarified. In this study, we examined clinical and pathologic features of, and follow-up data on, IgG4-related lung and pleural lesions. The patients group consisted of 17 males and 4 females with an average age of 69 years (range: 42 to 76). Pulmonary lesions in 16 patients and pleural lesions in 5 patients were examined. Histologically, all lesions… CONTINUE READING

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