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Abstract - An unusual cause of cervical lymphadenopathy: Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease
Mehmet Uluğ, Vahap Aslan

An unusual cause of cervical lymphadenopathy: Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease

Mehmet Uluğ1, Vahap Aslan2

1 Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinic Microbiology, Özel Ümit Hospital, Eskişehir, Turkey

2 Department of Hematology, Özel Ümit Hospital, Eskişehir, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD), also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is an uncommon clinical and pathological self-limited feature of benign prognosis that may mimic many other diseases diagnosed chiefly in young adults. The etiology of the disease is unknown although several investigators postulate viral, parasitic and autoimmune etiologies. The most common symptoms are cervical lymphadenopathy and fever. Diagnosis is usually rendered with excisional biopsy of lymph nodes and through histopathological findings. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used for the treatment. In this report, two cases of KFD without any associated infectious and/or non-infectious conditions were presented. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2012;2(1): 87-90

Key words: Kikuchi Fujimoto Disease, histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, lymphadenitis

Volume 02, Number 01 (2012)