An unusual cause of cervical lymphadenopathy: Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease

Mehmet Ulug
2012 Journal of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases  
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
more » ... f 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): [21][22][23][24][25]
doi:10.5799/ahinjs.02.2012.01.0036 fatcat:dnc4ge7eofa4ndgtvzyemmye4i