Immunoglobulin G4 related disease: an overview

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  • Saika Farook Department of Microbiology, Molecular and Flow Cytometry, DMFR Molecular Lab & Diagnostics BD LTD, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Abdullah Ahmed Solaiman Department of Surgery, Metropolitan Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Shariful Alam Jilani Department of Microbiology, Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Immunoglobulin G4, an overview

Abstract

Immunoglobulin G4 related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recently perceived fibroinflammatory condition, identified as a systemic illness for the first time in the early 2000. It can involve virtually every organ of the body, commonly presenting as lymphadenopathy, retroperitoneal fibrosis, autoimmune pancreatitis, tubulointerstitial nephritis, parotid or lacrimal gland enlargement. The diagnosis is confirmed by histopathological analysis and is often, but not always accompanied by an increased level of serum IgG4 concentration. In fact, the name addressing this autoimmune fibroinflammatory condition may be considered a misnomer, as the role of the non-inflammatory immunoglobulin IgG4 in the immune mechanism of IgG4-RD remains to be elucidated.

Ibrahim Med. Coll. J. 2021; 15(2): 44-51

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2021-08-25

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Farook, S. ., Solaiman, A. A. ., & Alam Jilani, M. S. (2021). Immunoglobulin G4 related disease: an overview. IMC Journal of Medical Science, 15(2), 44–51. Retrieved from https://banglajol.info/index.php/IMCJMS/article/view/55878

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