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Journal of Case Reports
Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease: A Rare Cause of Lymphadenopathy
S. Anuradha1, Vanlalmalsawmdawngliana1, Neeta Khurana2
Departments of 1Medicine and 2Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi -110002, India.
Corresponding Author:
Prof. (Dr.) S. Anuradha
Email: drsanuradha@gmail.com 
Received: 18-DEC-2016 Accepted: 02-MAR-2017 Published Online: 15-MAR-2017
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2017.0028
Background: Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis is a rare and self-limiting cause of fever with lymphadenitis. It usually affects females of the reproductive age group with a predominant involvement of cervical lymph nodes. Case Report: We report a case of young boy with Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease who presented with prolonged fever and painless cervical lymphadenopathy. Conclusion: Due to numerous causes of lymphadenopathy, patients are likely to be misdiagnosed with another disease. A high clinical suspicion with histopathological confirmation is essential for early and accurate diagnosis of KFD, which is usually a self-limited condition. 
Keywords : Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis, Lymph Nodes, Lymphadenitis, Lymphadenopathy.
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