Kikuchi disease

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Kikuchi disease

Kikuchi disease is a benign (non-cancerous), acute disorder of the lymph nodes that is usually seen in younger women. It is characterized by cervical lymphadenopathy (tender, swollen lymph nodes), mild fever, and night sweats. Less frequent symptoms include weight loss, nausea, vomiting, and sore throat. While the exact cause of this condition is unknown, infectious and autoimmune causes have been proposed. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive and may include pain relievers, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDS) drugs and, rarely, corticosteroids. Most cases resolve spontaneously within 1 to 6 months.
 

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The terms "Kikuchi disease" returned 43 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease: a case series from Sri Lanka.
 

Author(s): R A Abeysekara, S A M Kularatne, R Waduge, A G W Sandeepana, J M R P Bandara, I V B Imbulpitiya

Journal: Ceylon Med J. 2013 Mar;58(1):31-3.

 

Kikuchi's disease is a rare, benign, self-limiting disease, mainly involving the lymph nodes of young people. The etiology is unknown. Clinical symptoms and basic investigations may mimic lymphomas and chronic granulomatous conditions like tuberculosis. Lymph node biopsy shows characteristic ...

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2013

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[Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease in an HIV carrier].
 

Author(s): A Amado Puentes, J A Couceiro Gianzo, A Ocampo Hermida

Journal: An Pediatr (Barc). 2013 Apr;78(4):275-7.

 

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2013

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Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease in fine needle aspiration smears: a clinico-cytologic study of 18 pediatric cases and correlation with 68 adult patients.
 

Author(s): Dilip K Das, Bahiya I Haji, Ruaá A A Al-Boijan, Zafar A Sheikh, Shahed K Pathan, Abul A S R Mannan

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;55(3):333-8.

 

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a self-limiting disorder which usually affects young women. There are only a few studies on pediatric KFD patients and their fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytodiagnosis. We report a series of pediatric KFD patients diagnosed by FNA cytology and compare ...

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2012

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The terms "Kikuchi disease" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease as a rare cause of lymphadenopathy--two cases report and review of current literature.
 

Author(s): Katarzyna Mrówka-Kata, Dariusz Kata, Sławomira Kyrcz-Krzemień, Paweł Sowa

Journal: Otolaryngol Pol. ;67(1):1-5.

 

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD), also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a benign and self-limited disease, characterized typically by enlargement of regional lymph nodes accompanied by fever. KFD affects predominantly young adult females of Asian origin and is rarely ...

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2013

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Recurrent aseptic meningitis in association with Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Tomoko Komagamine, Takahide Nagashima, Masaru Kojima, Norito Kokubun, Toshiki Nakamura, Kenich Hashimoto, Kazuhito Kimoto, Koichi Hirata

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Kikuchi Fujimoto disease (KFD), or histiocytic necrotising lymphadenitis, is a benign and self-limiting condition characterised by primarily affecting the cervical lymph nodes. Recurrent aseptic meningitis in association with KFD is extremely rare and remains a diagnostic challenge.

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2013

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Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease: an unusual association with acute renal failure.
 

Author(s): Amanda Feliciano da Silva, Roberto Focaccia, Allan Constantino de Oliveira, Angelo Sementilli, Gelvana Flávio Barreto Reis

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. ;14(6):621-7.

 

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis of unknown etiopathogenesis, is a self-limited disease which frequently appears as feverish lymphadenomegaly, thus creating the need for differential diagnosis with lymphoma, systemic lupus erythematosus ...

Last Updated: 22 Feb 2011

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Last Updated: 31 Jan 2012

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