Respiratory involvement in IgG4-related Mikulicz's disease.

  title={Respiratory involvement in IgG4-related Mikulicz's disease.},
  author={Shoko Matsui and Hirofumi Taki and Koichiro Shinoda and Kensuke Suzuki and Ryuji Hayashi and Kazuyuki Tobe and Yoshiharu Tokimitsu and Masayuki Ishida and Hiroaki Fushiki and Hikaru Seto and Junya Fukuoka and Shin Ishizawa},
  journal={Modern rheumatology},
  volume={22 1},
'Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease' is a new clinical concept of multi-organ diseases, with Mikulicz's disease (MD) being a clinical phenotype of IgG4-related disease. To clarify the clinical characteristics of respiratory involvement associated with IgG4-related MD, we retrospectively assessed 25 patients with MD, 11 (44%) of whom had allergic symptoms, and 7 (28%) of whom complained of respiratory problems. Thirteen patients (52%) presented with pulmonary and/or mediastinal lesions (P… CONTINUE READING
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