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IgG4-related thyroid disease

Disease definition

A fibroinflammatory disorder of the thyroid gland, occuring more frequently in females, characterized a large, hard thyroid mass, and presenting with pressure symptoms (breathing difficul¼ties and dysphagia) or voice hoarseness and aphonia (impingement of recurrent laryngeal nerve). It can often be associated with extracervical fibroinflammatory disorders such as retroperitoneal fibrosis, primary scleroisng cholangitis and autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto struma, Addison disease, and Biermer disease.


Classification level: Subtype of disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Riedel disease
    • Riedel thyroiditis
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: -
  • ICD-10: E06.5
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0154162
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: 10039142

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