A Young Woman with Fever and Cervical Lymphadenopathy

Gil-Díaz, Aída and Daryanani-Daryanani, Raju and Estevez-Dominguez, Rafael and Gil-Reyes, Jose and Santana-Perez, Carlos (2015) A Young Woman with Fever and Cervical Lymphadenopathy. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2 (6). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2284-2594

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: lymphadenopathy, histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease, glucocorticoid therapy
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.4 Malattie del sistema emopoietico, linfatico, ghiandolare; Malattie del sistema endocrino
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 14:56
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 14:56
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/15068

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