Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology


KIKUCHI FUJIMOTO DISEASE –NECROTISING CERVICAL LYMPHADENITIS


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Author Details: Jyotsna Suri, Kumari Rita

Volume : 1

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 53

Article End Page : 55


Abstract

Kikuchi- Fujimoto disease is a rare benign self-limited disease of unclear etiology. It is important to

recognize and diagnose this entity as it closely mimics and is often mistakenly clinically diagnosed as
lymphoma. Case report: - We report a case of young male of 24 years age with fever and tender cervical
lymphadenopathy. FNAC suggested a diagnosis of reactive lymphadenitis and patient put on broad spectrum antibiotics. As the patient showed no response the biopsy of the cervical lymph node was done and microscopy suggested the diagnosis of Kikuchi disease. Conclusion: - Kikuchi Fujimoto disease is a rare self-limited disease, more common in females .Our case is again a rare case of Kikuchi’s disease reported in a male patient. Clinician and pathologist should be aware of this entity and keeping it as a close differential diagnosis in appropriate cases will minimize the unnecessary treatment and its side effect.
 
Key Words: Histiocytic, Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease, Necrotising Lymphadenitis