Ormond disease: an old disease with a new name

Landmark Case Report
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2014.L001
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Ormond disease: an old disease with a new name

John Ormond is credited with the first description of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (RF) in the English literature. Seventeen years later, he speculated correctly that the disease was systemic and was in the same group of diseases as lupus, scleroderma and periarteritis. Presently, idiopathic RF is considered part of a recently defined group of diseases known as IgG4 related diseases. The disease is generally treated medically but surgery can be required if there is ureteric obstruction.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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