Perivascular fibrosis and igG4-related disease: A case report

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Abstract

Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a newly recognized fibroinflammatory condition which can potentially involve any organ. Some characteristic histopathologic features with lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate, an increased number of IgG4+ cells, storiform fibrosis and obliterative phlebitis are the mainstay for diagnosis. Serum IgG4 levels often increase. We report the case of a patient with perivascular fibrotic lesions involving the aortic arch and the splenic hilum, with a surgical biopsy-proven diagnosis of IgG4-related disease. The patient is now undergoing a low-dose corticosteroid maintenance therapy without evidence of new localizations of the disease. This case highlights the need for increasing awareness and recognition of this new, emerging clinical condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalReumatismo
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Immunoglobulin G4-related disease
  • Perivascular fibrosis
  • Retroperitoneal fibrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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