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A Case of Multiple Giant Coronary Aneurysms and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Coexisting with IgG4-related Disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22504260     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
IgG4-related disease (IgG4RD) is a unique systemic lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by elevated serum IgG4 levels and IgG4-producing plasma cell expansion in the affected tissues, which are accompanied by fibrotic or sclerotic changes. Vascular lesions may also be a part of IgG4RD as a number of case reports have discussed inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms associated with IgG4RD, but coronary artery lesions seem to be rare complications of IgG4RD. A 71-year-old man suffered from multiple giant coronary aneurysms and an abdominal aortic aneurysm with concurrent pancreatic, gall bladder, bile duct, and salivary gland lesions resulting from IgG4RD. The present observations suggest that coronary aneurysms may also develop as a consequence of this disease.
Authors:
Hirofumi Takei; Hayato Nagasawa; Ryota Sakai; Koji Nishimura; Takahiko Kurasawa; Ayumi Okuyama; Eiko Nishi; Yuichiro Shirai; Tsuneo Kondo; Hiroe Ogawa; Tatsuya Ito; Koichi Amano
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  963-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Saitama Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, Japan.
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