Advertisement

Kikuchi — Fujimoto disease

  • V. Satavahana Chowdary
  • E. C. Vinay Kumar
  • G. Swarna Latha
  • R. Sudha Rani
Clinical Report
  • 32 Downloads

Abstract

Kikuchi — fujimoto disease also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis is an idiopathic benign self limiting condition with a favourable outcome, usually affecting young women. The following cases have burn reported for clinical interest and for the rarity of the reports about this condition in ENT literature. In our series, we had 2 female patients aged 18 years and 25 years respectively and a male patient aged 45 years, presenting with fever, bilateral tender multiple cervical adenopathy including posterior triangle nodes not responding to routine antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drug treatment. ENT findings were within normal limits. Routine clinical investigations were within normal limits except for the raised ESR. Biopsy from one of the enlarged glands revealed necrotizing lymphadenitis. All the patients subsequently showed significant improvement locally in the neck and systemically without any further active treatment.

Key words

Kikuchi — fujimoto disease Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis Bilateral cervical adenopathy 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. (1).
    Bhat Na.Hock Yl.Turner No. Das Gupta Ar. Kikuchi’s Disease Of The Neck (histiocytic Necrotising Lym phadenitis) Journal Of Laryngology And Otology 112(9):898–900, 1998 Sep. PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. (2).
    Kuo Tt.Lo Sk.Significance Of Histological Subtypes Of Kikuchi’s Disease Comparitive Immunohistochemical And Apoptotic Studies.Pathology International.54 (4):237–40 2004 Apr. PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. (3).
    Lee Ky.Yeon Yh.lee Bc Kikuchi Fujimoto Disease With Prolonged Fever In Children.Pediatrics 114 (6):E 752–6 2004 Dec. CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. (4).
    Lin Hc.Sucy.Huang Sc Kikuchi’s Disease In Asian Children Pediatrics 115(1):E 92–6, 2005 Jan Google Scholar
  5. (5).
    Tanaka T.Ohmori M.Yasunga S.Oh Shima K Et Al Dna Typing Of Hla Class 2 Genes (Hla — Dr, Dq And Dp) In Japanese Patients Disease Tissue Antigen 54/3:246–53, 1999 Sep. Google Scholar
  6. (6).
    Yu Hl. Lee Ss. Tsai Hc. Huang Ck. Chen Ys. Lin Hh. Wannsr Et Al Clinical Manifestation Of Kikuchi’s Disease In Southern Taiwan Journal Of Microbiology, Immunology, Infection.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Satavahana Chowdary
    • 1
  • E. C. Vinay Kumar
    • 1
  • G. Swarna Latha
    • 1
  • R. Sudha Rani
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of ENT & Head and Neck Surgery, Dept. of PathologyApollo HospitalsHyderabad. (A.P)

Personalised recommendations