Journal article

IgG4-Related Ophthalmic Disease. Part I: Background and Pathology

Alan A McNab, Penny McKelvie

OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: To review the current state of knowledge of IgG4-related ophthalmic disease (IgG4-ROD). METHODS: A review of the literature and personal experience of the authors. RESULTS: IgG4-related disease is a recently recognized fibroinflammatory disorder that may affect 1 or more organs. It is characterized by lymphoplasmacytic infiltrates with large numbers of IgG4 positive plasma cells, storiform fibrosis, obliterative phlebitis, and eosinophil infiltration as well as peripheral eosinophilia, and in some cases, elevated serum levels of IgG4. These features are not always seen, and the diagnosis should be made by integrating clinical, imaging, and histopathological data, with reference to r..

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