Problem

Riedel's struma

Other Names:
Chronic invasive fibrous thyroiditis
Nature:

Riedel's thyroiditis, also called Riedel's struma 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:
Thyroidosis
Narrower Problems:
Hashimoto's disease
Related Problems:
Painful bladder disease
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Glandular system
Date of last update
04.03.2003 – 00:00 CET