Table 2

Material sampling and organ involvements in patients with IgG4-RD

Case

Material sampling

Organ involvement


PBMC

CD3/CD20

LSGa


1

MD, lymph node, lung

2

MD, lymph node

3

MD

4

MD, lymph node

5

MD, lung

6

MD, lymph node, para-aorta swelling

7

Intraorbital mass, retroperitoneal fibrosis

8

MD

9

MD

10

MD

11

MD

12

MD

13

MD

14

MD, lung

15

MD, liver


PBMCs, peripheral blood mononuclear cells; CD3/CD20, CD3-positive T cells and CD20-positive B cells sorted from PBMCs; LSG, labial salivary gland; MD, Mikulicz disease (salivary and lacrimal glands). aAll LSG samples satisfied histopathologic findings of the comprehensive diagnostic criteria for IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) 2011.

Tsuboi et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R171   doi:10.1186/ar3924

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