Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease: a Case Report

  • Mozaffar Aznab Mail Department of Internal Medicine, Taleghani Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
  • Naser Kamalian Department of Pathology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Jaffar Navabi Department of Internal Medicine, Taleghani Hospital, Kermanshah, Iran.
  • Kaveh Kavianimoghadam Department of Paramedical, School of Medicine, Kermanshah of University Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
Keywords:
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis

Abstract

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis is an idiopathic, self-limiting disorder and predominantly affects young women. We report a 35-year-old female who presented with soft to firm cervical lymphadenopathy and neck pain. She had multiple enlarged cervical nodes. Examination of other systems was normal. Lymph node biopsy was performed, and the histological features, and immunohistochemistry confirmed the diagnosis. The Patient was treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and low-dose prednisolone. A significant decrease in the size of lymph node and relief of neck pain occurred. During four years of follow-up, the patient developed no malignant disease or systemic and autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is rare, clinicians should be aware of this condition as early diagnosis of the disease will lessen concerns of the patient's family.

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Published
2015-11-29
How to Cite
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Aznab M, Kamalian N, Navabi J, Kavianimoghadam K. Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease: a Case Report. Acta Med Iran. 53(11):725-727.
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