Kikuchi disease

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Kikuchi disease

Kikuchi disease is a benign (non-cancerous) condition of the lymph nodes. It is usually characterized by cervical lymphadenopathy (tender, swollen lymph nodes), mild fever, and night sweats. Less common symptoms include weight loss, nausea, vomiting, and sore throat. While the exact cause of this condition has not been proven, infectious and autoimmune causes have been suggested, such as an immune response to a viral infection. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive and may include pain relievers or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), and corticosteroids in rare cases. Most cases go away on their own within 1 to 6 months.
 

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The terms "Kikuchi disease" returned 57 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Kikuchi Disease-Like Inflammatory Pattern in Cutaneous Inflammatory Infiltrates Without Lymph Node Involvement: A New Clue for the Diagnosis of Lupus?
 

Author(s): Lan-Huong Thai, Saskia Ingen-Housz-Oro, Bertrand Godeau, Luc Rethers, Pierre Wolkenstein, Nicolas Limal, Virginie Papillon, Jean Kapfer, Olivier Chosidow, Nicolas Ortonne

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(46):e2065.

 

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a rare and benign disorder that usually occurs in young adults with enlarged lymph nodes containing infiltrate of cytotoxic T cells and nuclear debris. It can be a manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) although the strength of this association ...

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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Comparison of Ultrasonographic Findings of Biopsy-Proven Tuberculous Lymphadenitis and Kikuchi Disease.
 

Author(s): Inseon Ryoo, Sangil Suh, Young Hen Lee, Hyung Suk Seo, Hae Young Seol

Journal: Korean J Radiol. ;16(4):767-75.

 

Although tuberculous lymphadenitis and Kikuchi disease are common causes of cervical lymphadenopathy in Asians and exhibit similar clinical manifestations, their treatment strategies are totally different. The purpose of this study was to identify ultrasonographic features that distinguish ...

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2015

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Real-time elastography of cervical lymph nodes in Kikuchi disease.
 

Author(s): Kwang Hwi Lee, JiHwa Ryu

Journal: J Ultrasound Med. 2014 Dec;33(12):2201-5.

 

We report, to our knowledge, the first cases of sonographic and real-time elastographic findings of cervical lymph nodes in patients with Kikuchi disease. Cervical lymph nodes had probably benign findings on grayscale sonography and real-time elastography.

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2014

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The terms "Kikuchi disease" returned 16 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Histiocytic necrotising lymphadenitis in mediastinum mimicking thymoma or lymphoma - case presentation and literature review of Kikuchi Fujimoto disease.
 

Author(s): P Błasiak, M Jeleń, A Rzechonek, M Marciniak, K Pawełczyk, J Cianciara, J Kołodziej, B Muszczyńska-Bernhard

Journal: Pol J Pathol. 2016 Mar;67(1):91-5; quiz 96.

 

Kikuchi Fujimoto disease (KFD) as a rare self-limiting lymphadenopathy of short and benign course concerns most frequently the lymph nodes of the neck. The most common symptoms are painfulness of the diseased area, fever and night sweating. The etiology is not well understood, but ...

Last Updated: 15 May 2016

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An uncommon presentation of Kikuchi Fujimoto disease: a case report with literature review.
 

Author(s): Sabin Ranabhat, Mamta Tiwari, Jiwan Kshetri, Sushna Maharjan, Bidur Prasad Osti

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Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is so named because Kikuchi and Fujimoto were the first scientists to describe it in Japan in 1972. Although the disease has been reported from all over the world and more so from Asia, it is rare. To date only eight cases have been reported from Nepal. Cervical ...

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2015

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Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease: retrospective study of 91 cases and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Guillaume Dumas, Virginie Prendki, Julien Haroche, Zahir Amoura, Patrice Cacoub, Lionel Galicier, Olivier Meyer, Christophe Rapp, Christophe Deligny, Bertrand Godeau, Elisabeth Aslangul, Olivier Lambotte, Thomas Papo, Jacques Pouchot, Mohamed Hamidou, Claude Bachmeyer, Eric Hachulla, Thierry Carmoi, Robin Dhote, Magdalena Gerin, Arsene Mekinian, Jérôme Stirnemann, Fréderic Charlotte, Dominique Farge, Thierry Molina, Olivier Fain

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 Nov;93(24):372-82.

 

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a rare cause of lymphadenopathy, most often cervical. It has been mainly described in Asia. There are few data available on this disease in Europe. We conducted this retrospective, observational, multicenter study to describe KFD in France and to ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2014

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Last Updated: 31 Jan 2012

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