Recurrent Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis (Kikuchi's Disease) in an Human T Lymphotropic Virus Type I Carrier

Ken-ichi ATARASHI, Nobuyuki YOSHIMURA, Hiroshi NODERA, Koichi TSUKIMOTO, Hozumi BEPPU, Masaaki KANAYAMA
1996 Internal medicine (Tokyo. 1992)  
Wedescribe a case of recurrent histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (HNL) with aseptic meningitis. The patient was a 46-year-old male and a carrier of humanT lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I). The patient had a past medical history of at least three relapses of HNL. In addition, his sister, whowas also an HTLV-Icarrier, had recurrent clinical episodes consistent with those ofHNL, suggesting familial HNLoccurrence. This observation suggests the possibility that HTLV-I infection is relevant to
more » ... he pathogenesis of HNL. (Internal Medicine 35: 821-825, 1996)
doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.35.821 fatcat:rdwapuhdvzesbhceg7grl63a74