A Young Woman with Fever and Cervical Lymphadenopathy

  • Aída Gil-Díaz Hospitales San Roque Las Palmas
  • Raju Daryanani-Daryanani Hospitales San Roque Las Palmas
  • Rafael Estevez-Dominguez Hospitales San Roque Las Palmas
  • Jose Gil-Reyes Hospitales San Roque Las Palmas
  • Carlos Santana-Perez Hospitales San Roque Las Palmas


lymphadenopathy, 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.

Author Biographies

Aída Gil-Díaz,
Hospitales San Roque Las Palmas Internal Medicine Service

Raju Daryanani-Daryanani,
Hospitales San Roque Las Palmas Internal Medicine Service

Rafael Estevez-Dominguez,
Hospitales San Roque Las Palmas Internal Medicine Service

Jose Gil-Reyes,
Hospitales San Roque Las Palmas Internal Medicine Service

Carlos Santana-Perez,
Hospitales San Roque Las Palmas Pathology Service



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  • Published: 2015-10-06

    Issue: Vol 2 No 6 (2015) (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Gil-Díaz, A., Daryanani-Daryanani, R., Estevez-Dominguez, R., Gil-Reyes, J., & Santana-Perez, C. (2015). A Young Woman with Fever and Cervical Lymphadenopathy. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2(6). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2015_000271