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KIKUCHI FUJIMOTO DISEASE IN YOUNG CHILDREN - A CASE REPORT

PUBLISHED January 24, 2024 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2401p7797804)

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Authors

Dr D S Malik1 , Dr S D Sharma2
  1. Eternal Hospital Jaipur India
  2. Eternal Hospital Jaipur, India

Conference / event

PRESENTED IN 83RD NATIONAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF ASSOCIATION OF SURGEONS OF INDIA AT VISAKHAPATNAM FROM 13 TO 126 DECEMBER 2023, December 2023 (VISAKHAPATNAM, India)

Poster summary

Kikuchi disease, (Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis) was first described by Dr Masahiro Kikuchi in 1972 and independently by Y. Fujimoto in Japan. It is very rare , self-limiting illness mainly seen in Japan. The patient usually presents with fever ,enlargement of the lymph nodes skin rashes, and headache Microbial/viral or autoimmune causes are suggested etiological factors. It is diagnosed by lymph node excision biopsy No specific cure is known. Treatment is largely supportive. Corticosteroids are useful in severe extranodal or generalized disease. Case report A 11 year child was admitted with fever for 1 day and swelling left submandibular region for last one month. O/E there was a large tender lymph node in left submandibular region about 5x2 cm, size . USG neck revealed large necrotic lymph node in left submandibular region likely tubercular. Lymph node biopsy was suggestive of Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, likely Kikuchi disease.

Keywords

KIKUCHI DISEASE, KIKUCHI FUJIMOTO DISEASE, HISTIOCYTIC NECROTIZING LYMPHADENITIS

Research areas

Medicine, Education

References

  1. Masab M, Farooq H. Kikuchi Disease. Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Jun. 27(8):1073-5
  2. Jaseb K, Nameh Goshay Fard N, Rezaei N, Sadeghian S, Sadeghian S. COVID-19 in a case with Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease. Clin Case Rep. 2021 Mar. 9 (3):1279-1282.
  3. Dorfman RF, Berry GJ. Kikuchi's histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis: an analysis of 108 cases with emphasis on differential diagnosis. Semin Diagn Pathol. 1988 Nov. 5(4):329-45.
  4. Singh YP, Agarwal V, Krishnani N, Misra R. Enthesitis-related arthritis in Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease. Mod Rheumatol. 2008 May 10. epub ahead of print

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Copyright © 2024 Malik et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of 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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Malik, D., Sharma, D. KIKUCHI FUJIMOTO DISEASE IN YOUNG CHILDREN - A CASE REPORT [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2024 (poster).
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