Published: 16 October 2015
Author(s): Lilian Vasaitis
Issue: October 2015
Section: Review Article

IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recently recognized chronic fibrotic inflammation, which can affect almost every organ, and may come to clinical attention first due to visible organ swelling or organ dysfunction, or is identified incidentally by imaging and specific biopsy. The disorder has an allergic background and is immune-mediated. Up-regulated responses of T helper 2 and T regulatory cells and their cytokines play a major role in disease progression. About 30–50% of patients are atopic or have mild eosinophilia.

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