Asymptomatic pleural thickening with effusion as the only manifestation of IgG4-related disease

Shailesh Kolekar, Katrine Fjaellegaard*, Jesper Koefod Petersen, Karen Ege Olsen, Paul Frost Clementsen, Uffe Bodtger

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Abstract

Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease is a systemic fibroinflammatory disorder that can affect almost any tissue. Isolated IgG4 pleural disease is a rare manifestation and, when present, is usually described in patients presenting with dyspnoea. We present a case of asymptomatic isolated IgG4 pleural effusion and highlight that IgG4-related disease should be remembered as a differential diagnosis in patients with pleural effusion and pleural thickening, even if asymptomatic and without any other organ involvement.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00663
JournalRespirology Case Reports
Volume9
Issue number1
Number of pages3
ISSN2051-3380
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Fibroinflammatory disorder
  • IgG4-related disease
  • pleural fluid

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