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International Journal of Rheumatology
Volume 2012, Article ID 580814, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/580814
Clinical Study

Cutoff Values of Serum IgG4 and Histopathological IgG4+ Plasma Cells for Diagnosis of Patients with IgG4-Related Disease

1Hematology and Immunology, Kanazawa Medical University, 1-1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Kahoku-gun, Ishikawa 920-0293, Japan
2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Kanazawa Medical University, 1-1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Kahoku-gun, Ishikawa 920-0293, Japan
3First Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Sapporo Medical University, S1 W17 Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8556, Japan
4Department of Internal Medicine, Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital, Sensyu-2 297-1, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata 940-2085, Japan
5Ophthalmology Department, Kobe Kaisei Hospital, Shinohara Kitamachi 3-11-15, Nada Ku, Kobe City, Hyogo 657-0068, Japan
6Department of Japanese Oriental Medicine, University of Toyama, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama city, Toyama 930-0194, Japan
7First Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toyama, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama city, Toyama 930-0194, Japan
8Nagasaki Graduate School of Health Sciences, 1-7-1 Sakamoto, Nagasaki city, Nagasaki 852-8501, Japan
9Rheumatic Disease Center, Kurashiki Medical Center, 250 Bakuro-chou, Kurashiki, Okayama 710-8522, Japan
10Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takara-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-8641, Japan
11Hiroshima Bay Clinic, 2-2-19 Yanoshin-machi, Aki-ku, Hiroshima city, Hiroshima 736-0084, Japan
12Department of Internal Medicine, Isahaya General Hospital, 24-1 Eishohigasi-macki, Isahaya, Nagasaki 854-8501, Japan
13Sugiura Clinic, 2-8-3 Imaichi-chou, Kitashin-machi, Izumo, Shimane 693-0002, Japan
14Department of Rheumatology, University of Tsukuba, 2-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8576, Japan

Received 1 December 2011; Revised 29 February 2012; Accepted 29 February 2012

Academic Editor: John H. Stone

Copyright © 2012 Yasufumi Masaki et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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