Riedel's struma

Other Names:
Chronic invasive fibrous thyroiditis

Riedel's thyroiditis, is a chronic form of thyroiditis. It is now believed that Riedel's thyroiditis is one manifestation of a systemic disease that can affect many organ systems called IgG4-related disease. It is often a multi-organ disease affecting pancreas, liver, kidney, salivary and orbital tissues and retroperitoneum. The hallmarks of the disease are fibrosis and infiltration by IgG4 secreting plasma cells.

Broader Problems:
Narrower Problems:
Hashimoto's disease
Related Problems:
Painful bladder disease
Medicine Glandular system
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.03.2003 – 00:00 CET