IgG4-Related Disease Causing Facial and Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Palsies: A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Samira Alesaeidi,
Assistant Professor, Department of Rheumatology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Immunoglobulin G4-Related Disease (IgG4-RD) is a systemic fibro-inflammatory disorder. It can affect many different organs and tissues including salivary glands, orbits, retroperitoneum and many others. Neurological involvement by IgG4-RD is rare and its early diagnosis is important to avoid permanent organ dysfunction and disability. The effects of medications have not been evaluated adequately and need to focus on. So, in this article we present a rare case of IgG4-RD with parotid mass and facial and recurrent laryngeal nerve palsies which was successfully treated with rituximab and oral prednisolone.
Facial weakness, Fibro-inflammatory disorder, Hoarseness, Multifocal fibrosclerosis
Marjan Rahimi Farahani, Samira Alesaeidi, Mohammad Mehdi Eshagh Hosseini, Zohreh Nozarian, Nasrin Yazdani. IGG4-RELATED DISEASE CAUSING FACIAL AND RECURRENT LARYNGEAL NERVE PALSIES: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 March [cited: 2019 Mar 24 ]; 13:OD13-OD15. Available from
Date of Submission: Apr 01, 2018
Date of Peer Review: May 28, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Jan 12, 2019
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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