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Internist (Berl). 2014 Jul;55(7):842-6. doi: 10.1007/s00108-014-3494-x.

[Joint swelling, reversible arm paresis, and elevated serum IgG4 in a 55-year-old man].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Klinik für Innere Medizin III, Universitätsklinikum Jena, Erlanger Allee 101, 07740, Jena, Deutschland, christin.windisch@med.uni-jena.de.

Abstract

Only described in the last 10 years, IgG4-related disease is a fibroinflammatory disorder characterized by tumorous lesions with dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltration by IgG4-positive plasma cells and often elevated concentration of serum IgG4. In this paper, we present a male patient with this disease involving the lymph nodes and possibly the joints and kidneys. Infiltration of lymph node tissue with IgG4-positive plasma cells was demonstrated. The general condition of the patient improved considerably by immunosuppressive therapy.

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