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IJHSR. 2013; 3(12): 181-184

Kikuchi Disease - A Rare Reality.

Koushik Pan, Subrata Chakrabarti, Rajdip Choudhury, Anup Sarkar, Ritabrata Mitra.

Kikuchi disease is a rare cause of cervical lymphadenopathy that is mostly seen in young women. This report describes the case of a 14 years old boy who presented with cervical lymphadenopathy. He had a history of enlarged cervical nodes about 15 days ago for which a excision biopsy was done that reported it as a case of Kikuchiís disease. He was given a course of Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs and the nodes subsided within 2 weeks. There are a very few reports of this disease in literature and few cases have been reported from India. Awareness regarding this entity is of crucial importance as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) or lymphoma may present a similar picture on LN biopsy. Awareness of this disorder by clinicians and pathologists in India will help prevent misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.

Key words: Kikuchi disease, Cervical Lymphadenopathy

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