Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease: unusual presentation of rare disease

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Duy Vu
Srini Reddy
Lynn Day
Nail Aydin
Subhasis Misra *
(*) Corresponding Author:
Subhasis Misra | subhasis.misra@ttuhsc.edu

Abstract

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a rare, benign disorder that typically follows a selflimiting natural course and was initially described in young females of Asian descent. Its clinical presentation may mimic lymphoproliferative disorders, connective tissue disorders, and chronic infections. This often leads to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment. The exact cause of this condition remains unknown although autoimmune processes and certain infectious agents have been associated with the disease. The diagnosis of KFD is made histopathologically. Treatment is supportive and long-term follow-up is recommended due to increased risk of future development of systemic lupus erythematosus. Here we are presenting a case of a patient with an unusual presentation of KFD.

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