Kimura disease

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Kimura disease

Kimura disease is a rare, benign, chronic disorder that causes inflammation of tissue (nodules) under the skin of the head or neck.  These nodules tend to recur despite treatment. The cause of this condition is unknown, but may be due to an immune response.
 

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

Expression of the interleukin-21 and phosphorylated extracellular signal regulated kinase 1/2 in Kimura disease.
 

Author(s): Qing-Li Chen, Chen-Xi Li, Bo Shao, Zhong-Cheng Gong, Hui Liu, Bin Ling, Keremu Abasi, Lu-Lu Hu, Bing Wang, Xiao-Peng Yin

Journal: J. Clin. Pathol.. 2017 Aug;70(8):684-689.

 

To investigate the expressions of interleukin (IL)-21 and phosphorylated extracellular signal regulated kinase 1/2 (pERK1/2) in Kimura disease (KD) and to correlate the findings with clinical and prognostic variables.

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2017

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Concurrent Kimura disease and lupus nephritis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Haitao Wang, Fang Fang, Ying Sun, Songlan Wang, Yonghui Mao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Oct;95(41):e5086.

 

Kimura disease is a rare chronic inflammatory disorder with peripheral eosinophilia and elevated serum IgE and is also frequently complicated by nephropathy.

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2016

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An Unusual Clinical Presentation of Kimura Disease Manifesting with a Typical Cephalocervical Lesion and an Atypical Subcutaneous Hip Mass Lesion.
 

Author(s): Akira Baba, Hiroya Ojiri, Murat Dogru, Yoichi Tanaka, Shinichi Takahashi, Takuji Mogami, Yuko Kobashi, Shinji Yamazoe, Yosuke Nozawa, Nobuhiro Ogino, Hideomi Yamauchi, Yutaka Aoyagi

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2016 ;55(8):1017-20.

 

Kimura's disease (KD) is a rare lymphoproliferative inflammatory disorder, typically presenting as firm, painless or pruritic single or multiple subcutaneous lesions in the head and neck, especially in the parotid and submandibular regions. We herein report a case of a 39-year-old ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2016

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

A case of refractory Kimura disease with a buccal bulky mass successfully treated with low-dose cyclosporine A: report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Haruka Miki, Hiroto Tsuboi, Shunta Kaneko, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Masahiro Yokosawa, Hiromitsu Asashima, Tomoya Hirota, Shinya Hagiwara, Naoto Umeda, Yuya Kondo, Bungo Nishimura, Masato Sugano, Isao Matsumoto, Takayuki Sumida

Journal: Allergol Int. 2016 Apr;65(2):212-214.

 

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2016

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[Kimura disease in parotid location: about a case and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): Mounir Kettani, Nabil Touihem, Hicham Attifi, Mounir Hmidi, Ali Boukhari, Mohamed Zalagh, Abdelhamid Messary

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Last Updated: 3 Dec 2014

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Kimura disease of the epiglottis: a case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Tetsurou Yamamoto, Sachiko Minamiguchi, Yoshiki Watanabe, Jun Tsuji, Ryo Asato, Toshiaki Manabe, Hironori Haga

Journal: Head Neck Pathol. 2014 Jun;8(2):198-203.

 

Kimura disease (KD) affecting an unusual site is a diagnostic challenge. We report herein the case of a 62-year-old Japanese woman who presented with swelling of the epiglottis, resulting in airway narrowing. Microscopically, biopsied and resected specimens both revealed lymphoid ...

Last Updated: 16 May 2014

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