Developmental Disorders of the Lymphatics

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

A fatal case of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease.

A fatal case of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease.

Jan 2012


Department of Medicine, Medical College and SSG Hospital, Vadodara 390001.


Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is an extremely rare, benign, auto-immune, clinicopathological condition presenting with fever and lymphadenopathy. It has higher prevalance among Japanese and other Asiatic individuals. It is usually self-limiting with extremely rare mortality. A case of an adolescent girl who presented with fever and cervical lymphadenopathy, found to have Kikuchi's disease on histopathology of cervical lymph node is being reported. She eventually succumbed to the disease.

see also:

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease in an HIV carrier

Kikuchi disease with skin lesions mimicking lupus erythematosus.

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