A Young Woman with Fever and Cervical Lymphadenopathy
Keywordslymphadenopathy, histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease, glucocorticoid therapy
Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease is a self-limiting and rare disorder of unknown aetiology. The typical presentation includes fever, cervical lymphadenopathy and night sweats. Consequently, it is part of the differential diagnosis of infectious, lymphoproliferative and connective tissue diseases. Histology demonstrates necrotizing histiocytic lymphadenitis. Treatment is symptomatic with non-steroidal antiinflammatory agents, although there are reports of corticosteroid use in complicated cases. We present the case of a 23-year-old woman admitted to hospital for fever and cervical lymphadenopathies, and diagnosed with Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease.
Issue: Vol 2 No 6 (2015) (view)