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IP Archives of Cytology and Histopathology Research


Kikuchi disease masquerading under a deviant presentation


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Case Report

Author Details : Abilash Sasidharannair Chandrakumari*, Hemalatha AL

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 345-347


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Abstract

Kikuchi disease also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a benign and self-limited disease
mainly affecting women.
Clinically and histologically, the disease is mistaken for lymphoma or systemic lupus erythematosus. It
merits recognition and importance since it almost always runs a benign course and resolves in several
weeks to months. Complications are rare and the prognosis is excellent. We report a case of Kikuchi
Disease in a male patient with a deviant presentation.

Keywords: Kikuchi disease, Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, Benign, Selflimiting.

Doi : 10.18231/j.achr.2019.066

How to cite : Chandrakumari A S, Hemalatha Al, Kikuchi disease masquerading under a deviant presentation. IP Arch Cytol Histopathol Res 2019;4(4):345-347

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