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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 150-152

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease - A report of two cases

Department of General Surgery, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Tamil Nadu, India

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Santhosh Kumar
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DOI: 10.4103/2349-5006.174258

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Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) or histolytic necrotizing lymphadenitis is a rare form of cervical lymphadenopathy that commonly affects young women. It is an idiopathic, self-limiting disease usually presenting with lymphadenitis, fever, and weight loss. I hereby report two cases of KFD, both of them presented with lymph node enlargements in the neck region. Excision biopsy was done after a trial of antibiotics, which gave a pathological diagnosis of KFD. KFD closely mimics, systemic lupus erythematosus and lymphoma, clinically and histologically. Although KFD is a benign disease, it has to be differentiated from these two diseases to avoid unnecessary chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery.

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