International Consensus Guidance Statement on the Management and Treatment of IgG4-Related Disease

Published on Jul 1, 2015in Arthritis & Rheumatism9.586
· DOI :10.1002/ART.39132
Arezou Khosroshahi31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Emory University),
Zachary S. Wallace27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Harvard University)
+ 39 AuthorsJohn H. Stone94
Estimated H-index: 94
(Harvard University)
A. Khosroshahi, Z. S. Wallace, J. L. Crowe, T. Akamizu, A. Azumi, M. N. Carruthers, S. T. Chari, E. Della-Torre, L. Frulloni, H. Goto, P. A. Hart, T. Kamisawa, S. Kawa, M. Kawano, M. H. Kim, Y. Kodama, K. Kubota, M. M. Lerch, M. L€ ohr, Y. Masaki, S. Matsui, T. Mimori, S. Nakamura, T. Nakazawa, H. Ohara, K. Okazaki, J. H. Ryu, T. Saeki, N. Schleinitz, A. Shimatsu, T. Shimosegawa, H. Takahashi, M. Takahira, A. Tanaka, M. Topazian, H. Umehara, G. J. Webster, T. E. Witzig, M. Yamamoto, W. Zhang, T. Chiba, and J. H. Stone
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