IgG4-Related Disease

  • Kazuichi¬†Okazaki

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 401)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Kazuichi Okazaki, Hisanori Umehara
    Pages 1-17
  3. Terumi Kamisawa, Kazuichi Okazaki
    Pages 19-33
  4. Masao Ota, Takeji Umemura, Shigeyuki Kawa
    Pages 35-44
  5. Mehmet Ozgur Avincsal, Yoh Zen
    Pages 45-60
  6. Kazushige Uchida, Kazuichi Okazaki
    Pages 93-114
  7. Tomohiro Watanabe, Kouhei Yamashita, Masatoshi Kudo
    Pages 115-128

About this book


This volume focuses on IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD), a novel clinical entity involving multiple organs and of unknown origin, associated with the abundant infiltration of IgG4-positive cells. It consists of nine chapters written by prominent experts in the field and discusses the disease concept, diagnosis and treatment, as well as recent findings on its pathogenesis and pathophysiology. As such, it offers an invaluable source of information for researchers and clinicians alike.


Immunoglobulin G-4 Pasmablasts Innate immunity Th1/Th2 immune balance Organ dysfunction Fibrosis Histopathology Immunogenetics Immunoglobulin G4-related disease IgG4-positive cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Kazuichi¬†Okazaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology and HepatologyKansai Medical UniversityOsakaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52541-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52542-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-9965
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