Clin Exp Rheumatol 2018 May-Jun;36(3):371-375. Epub 2018 Feb 14.
Dept. of Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology, CHRU Lille; Centre National de Référence Maladies Systémiques et Auto-Immunes Rares; FHU Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases & Targeted Therapies (IMMINeNT), Lille, France.
Int J Rheum Dis 2016 Nov 29;19(11):1049-1055. Epub 2016 Apr 29.
Gerontology Department, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, China.
Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a rare disease characterized by chronic, nonspecific inflammatory and sclerotic or fibrotic tissue in the periaortic or periiliac retroperitoneum that encases adjacent structures. There will be a series of clinical manifestations once the proliferated fibrous tissues encase the abdominal aorta, iliac arteries and urinary duct. RPF is generally divided into two types: idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (IRPF) without identified pathogenesis, making up about two-thirds of cases, and secondary retroperitoneal fibrosis. Read More
Mod Rheumatol 2015 Mar 18;25(2):194-8. Epub 2014 Jul 18.
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center , Seoul , South Korea.
Abstract Objective. The purpose of our study was to determine the number of IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) cases that were initially diagnosed as idiopathic RPF and to investigate clinical characteristics of IgG4-related RPF. Methods. Read More
Medicine (Baltimore) 2013 Mar;92(2):82-91
Rheumatology Unit, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA.
Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a periaortic sclerotic disease that encases adjacent retroperitoneal structures, particularly the ureters. A subset of idiopathic RPF cases can be associated with IgG4-related disease, but the frequency of this association is not clear. We selected 23 cases of idiopathic RPF and identified IgG4-related RPF cases based on the presence of IgG4+ plasma cells in the tissue, using an IgG4/IgG ratio cutoff of >40%. Read More
Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2015 Aug;47(4):622-7
Department of Urology, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing 100044, China.
Objective: To explore the clinical characteristics, treatment and prognosis of IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF).
Methods: All the patients diagnosed as RPF in Peking University People's Hospital between February 2008 and October 2014 were included. Among them, 5 patients were identified as IgG4 related RPF. Read More