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IgG4 Disease and Zen: Is There Another Association?

08:54 EDT 18 Aug 2017 | Healio

I hope, dear reader, that you are not tiring of my return to Eastern thought to introduce yet another major disease story in Healio Rheumatology, but I will defend myself by saying that timeless wisdom is hard to beat. Having apologized, I will explain this association in a moment, but let me first tell you how pleased I am to host this stimulating discussion on immunoglobin G4 or IgG4 disease with John H. Stone, MD; Antoine G. Sreih, MD; and Corey Perugino, DO.As practitioners, it is not often that we are privileged to witness the evolution of a new disease construct within the timeframe of few years. Think about it. Aside from notable environmental diseases caused by exposures, such as nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, a byproduct of the era of MRI which I have had the wonder to observe during my career, it is uncommon to unravel prior disease constructs into a new way of thinking so rapidly.

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