Immunoglobulin G4-related lung disease: clinicoradiological and pathological features.

@article{Matsui2013ImmunoglobulinGL,
  title={Immunoglobulin G4-related lung disease: clinicoradiological and pathological features.},
  author={Shoko Matsui and Akira Hebisawa and Fumikazu Sakai and Horoshi Yamamoto and Yasuhiro Terasaki and Yasuyuki Kurihara and Yuko Waseda and Tetsuji Kawamura and Tomoko Miyashita and Hiromasa Inoue and Norihiko Hata and Hiroaki Masubuchi and Keishi Sugino and Jun Kishi and Hideo Kobayashi and Yutaka Usui and Yoshitoshi Komazaki and Yoshinori Kawabata and Takashi Ogura},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2013},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={480-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease is a multi-organ disorder that can include the lungs. IgG4-related lung disease can present in various forms; the clinical, radiological and pathological features of patients with this disease have been assessed. METHODS Forty-eight patients suspected of having IgG4-related lung disease, with a high serum concentration of IgG4 and abundant IgG4-positive plasma cell infiltration into the intrathoracic organs, were… CONTINUE READING