Kikuchi-Fujimoto Syndrome: A Rare Entity to Consider

Raposo André, Diogo and Vicente, Filipa and Chaves, Jessica and Caldeira, Mónica and Jacinto, Fernando and Chaves, António José and Brazão, Maria Luz (2020) Kikuchi-Fujimoto Syndrome: A Rare Entity to Consider. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 7 (7). pp. 1-3. ISSN ISSN: 2284-2594

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ntroduction: Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a rare, benign, necrotizing lymphadenitis of unknown aetiology with good prognosis. It is characterized by cervical lymphadenopathy, nocturnal diaphoresis and fever. Surgical excision of the adenopathy, histopathological study and immunophenotyping are crucial for diagnosis.Patients and methods: This paper describes five patients with three different histological subtypes of KFD, including an atypical presentation masquerading as pyelonephritis and two other cases where physicians mistakenly started chemotherapy. In one other case cytomegalovirus was identified as the responsible aetiological agent, while in the remaining patient, KFD evolved into an autoimmune condition.Discussion: KFD, although rare, may mimic infectious, autoimmune and neoplastic diseases. It also poses a risk for the subsequent development of an autoimmune disorder.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, lymphadenitis, fever of unknown origin, rare disease
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate
600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
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)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2021 14:37
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2021 14:37

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