Around the Rheum
Episode 25: Ask The Expert - Another Great Mimicker! A Fireside Chat about IgG4-Related Disease with Dr. Hugues Allard-Chamard
Dr. Hugues Allard-Chamard from the University of Sherbrooke joins Dan to take a fascinating deep dive into the world of IgG4-related disease. Together they tackle the basics, like what IgG4-related disease is, the clinical spectrum of the disease, the phenotypes that we should look for clinically, an approach to diagnosis, the best tissue to biopsy, and what to look for on pathology. They discuss common mimics of the disease, how to treat it, a look at the recently published open label study on use of Abatacept (of which Hugues was an author), how and when to use Prednisone, and what's in the pipeline for IgG4-related disease.
Dr. Hugues Allard-Chamard is a Rheumatologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Sherbrooke where his research focuses on immunology and IgG4-related disease.
Dr. Daniel Ennis is a Rheumatologist and Vasculitis Specialist at the University of British Columbia.
Co-host Dr Janet Pope is off for this episode and back again with us next time.
Around The Rheum (ATR) is produced by the CRA Communications Committee. A special thank you to the podcast team, Dr. Dax G. Rumsey (CRA Communications Committee Chair), Dr. Daniel Ennis (Host), and David McGuffin (Producer, Explore Podcast Productions) for leading production.
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