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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108510/a-mimic-of-posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disease-following-liver-transplant
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William H Kitchens, David L Jaye, Joel P Wedd, Joseph F Magliocca
Generalized lymphadenopathy after organ transplant is a concerning finding, often indicating the devel-opment of lymphoma. We describe a 52-year-old liver transplant recipient who had clinical symptoms and imaging concerning for posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease. However, histologic evaluation of a lymph node biopsy revealed that the patient actually had a much rarer but relatively benign condition, Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis). We discuss the epidemiology, clinical symptoms, diagnosis, histologic features, and treatment of this uncommon mimic of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease...
October 31, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904672/-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-about-a-case
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Sanaa Elfihri, Mustapha Laine, Fouad Kettani, Jaouda Ben Amor, Jamel Eddine Bourkadi
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis is a rare cause of benign cervical adenopathies. It is an anatomoclinic entity of unknown cause. Diagnosis is based on histologic examination of the lymph nodes. Patient's evolution is generally favorable with spontaneous healing after a few weeks. We here report the case of a 9-year old girl presenting with cervical lymphadenopathy associated with fever. Cervical lymph node biopsy showed Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease. Patient's evolution was marked by regression of adenopathies without receiving any treatment...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806027/a-rare-case-of-lymphadenopathy-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease
#3
Josh Rezkalla, Douglas W Lynch
A relatively unknown cause of cervical lymphadenopathy is Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis. This is a rare and benign condition that presents with painful cervical lymphadenopathy, fevers, night sweats, and weight loss. This disease is most prevalent in Asian women between the age of 20-35 years. The diagnosis of Kikuchi Disease is made histologically and is characterized by paracortical areas of necrosis and a notable complete absence of neutrophils. The painful lymphadenopathy can be simply treated with antipyretics, but due to its presenting symptoms of Kikuchi disease, it is often mistaken for malignant lymphoma...
July 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767989/report-of-a-rare-case-of-histiocytic-necrotizing-lymphadenitis-with-bilateral-pleural-effusion-diagnosed-via-cervical-lymph-node-biopsy
#4
Xuchun Liu, Shubin Huang, Guohua Jiang
CONTEXT: Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (HNL) is a rare disorder that is often benign and self-limiting. There have been reports of co-occurrence of HNL with other diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus, hemophagocytic syndrome and antiphospholipid syndrome. CASE REPORT: Here, we report a case in which a patient experienced unexplained fever, swelling of the cervical lymph node and bilateral pleural effusion and was ultimately diagnosed with HNL based on results from a lymph node biopsy...
July 31, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693162/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-in-the-regional-lymph-nodes-with-node-metastasis-in-a-patient-with-tongue-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Tessho Maruyama, Kazuhide Nishihara, Masanao Saio, Toshiyuki Nakasone, Fumikazu Nimura, Akira Matayoshi, Takahiro Goto, Naoki Yoshimi, Akira Arasaki
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD), also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a rare self-limiting disorder typically affecting the cervical lymph nodes (LNs), which is often misdiagnosed as other LN-associated diseases. KFD frequently presents with necrotic lesions and recurrences, which are also features of metastatic LNs. Clinicians may thus suspect LN metastasis when they encounter ipsilateral cervical lymphadenopathy in a patient with head and neck cancer. The present study reports the case of a 48-year-old man with tongue cancer and KFD affecting the right edge of his tongue and ipsilateral cervical LNs...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638624/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-a-case-report-of-a-multi-drug-resistant-grueling-disease
#6
Alexey Youssef, Rahaf Ali, Kinan Ali, Zuheir AlShehabi
Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis or Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is characterized by its rare occurrence. Mostly prevalent among Asian women, KFD manifests with lymphadenopathy-affecting mostly cervical and rarely generalized or retroperitoneal regions-in addition to fever. It is a self-limited disease that resolves within 1-4 months, responding remarkably to glucocorticosteroids or hydroxychloroquine. However, some rare cases prove to be unresponsive to the previously mentioned therapies. Here is a description of a case of KFD affecting a 67-year-old Syrian woman with a history of hypothyroidism due to iodine-deficiency...
June 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365190/-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-mimicking-malignant-lymphoma-in-adolescents
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A Escudier, S Courbage, V Meignin, S Abbou, S Sauvion, M Houlier, A Galerne, J Gaudelus, L de Pontual, M Simonin
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a rare cause of lymphadenopathy in children. This benign disease can mimic lymphoma and misleads doctors. It was first described in Asia, where it occurred especially in young women. Recent publications show that it can also affect teenagers and young adults in Caucasian populations. The pathophysiology remains unknown. Three hypotheses have been raised for this disease: the role of viruses (in particular HHV-8), genetic predisposition (two alleles in HLA class II genes were found more frequently in patients with Kikuchi disease), and an autoimmune cause because of the correlation with lupus erythematosus...
May 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279633/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-a-rare-cause-of-lymphadenopathy-in-africa-description-of-the-first-case-in-senegal-and-review-of-the-literature
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C-A Lame, B Loum, A-K Fall, J Cucherousset, A-R Ndiaye
INTRODUCTION: Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a benign disease most commonly affecting adult females. It generally presents in the form of febrile cervical lymphadenopathy. This diagnosis must be considered in the setting of tropical medicine, dominated by a high prevalence of tuberculous lymphadenitis and haematological malignancies. CASE REPORT: The authors report the case of a 33-year-old Senegalese woman who presented with subacute cervical lymphadenopathy associated with fever and laboratory signs of inflammation...
October 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255545/fatality-in-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-a-rare-phenomenon
#9
Bianca Barbat, Ruby Jhaj, Daniyeh Khurram
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD), also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is an uncommon condition, typically characterized by lymphadenopathy and fevers. It usually has a benign course; however, it may progress to fatality in extremely rare occasions. The diagnosis is made via lymph node biopsy and histopathology. Our patient was a young female who presented with shortness of breath, fever, and malaise. Physical examination revealed significant cervical and axillary lymphadenopathy. Chest X-ray displayed multilobar pneumonia...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195263/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-a-clinicopathologic-update
#10
F Pepe, S Disma, C Teodoro, P Pepe, G Magro
Kikuchi-Fujmoto disease (KFD), also known as "histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis", is a rare lymphadenitis of unknown origin, but with an excellent prognosis. It is more common in Asia, but isolated cases are also reported in America, Africa and Europe. The disease can have an acute or subacute course, usually develops in 1 to 3 weeks, with spontaneous resolution in 1-4 months. The main clinical sign is cervical lymphadenopathy, especially in the posterior cervical triangle with bulky and painful lymph nodes, usually affecting only one side; rare cases of generalized lymphadenopathy can be seen...
September 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143446/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-histiocytic-necrotizing-lymphadenitis-with-atypical-encephalitis-and-painful-testitis-a-case-report
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Hidenori Kido, Osamu Kano, Asami Hamai, Hiroyuki Masuda, Yutaka Fuchinoue, Masaaki Nemoto, Chiaki Arai, Teppei Takeda, Fumihito Yamabe, Toshihiro Tai, Mizuki Kasahara, Kenichi Suzuki, Nobuyuki Shiraga, Sota Sadamoto, Megumi Wakayama, Yukitoshi Takahashi, Yasuo Iwasaki, Kazutoshi Shibuya, Yoshihisa Urita
BACKGROUND: Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is a self-limited clinicopathologic entity that is increasingly recognized worldwide. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is characterized by cervical lymphadenopathy occurring in young adults. Neurologic involvement is rare, and testitis directly caused by Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease has not yet been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 19-year-old man was brought to our clinic with complaints of fever, headache, fatigue, and left lower quadrant pain that had persisted for 3 weeks...
February 1, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904829/systemic-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-bordering-lupus-lymphadenitis-a-fresh-look
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Aram Behdadnia, Seyyed Farshad Allameh, Mehrnaz Asadi Gharabaghi, Seyed Reza Najafizadeh, Ahmad Tahamoli Roudsari, Alireza Ghajar, Morsaleh Ganji, Mohsen Afarideh
A 31-year old woman with persistent fever for 6 weeks and unresponsive to antibiotic therapy came for rheumatologic investigation. After computed tomography (CT) studies of her neck, thorax and abdomen revealed bilateral cervical, axillary and retroperitoneal lymph node enlargements, histopathologic evaluation of the resected nodes showed features of histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenopathy suggestive of Kikuchi-Fujimoto's lymphadenopathy. Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease (KFD) involving the retroperitoneal nodes is extremely unusual and even more challenging to diagnose when there are no early signs of extranodal involvement or abdominopelvic pain...
November 2016: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27418858/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#13
Diego F Baenas, Fernando A Diehl, María J Haye Salinas, Verónica Riva, Ana Diller, Pablo A Lemos
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is an infrequent idiopathic disorder. It has been associated with autoimmune disorders, of which systemic lupus erythematosus is the most outstanding. The basis of its diagnosis relies on the histological examination of lymph nodes, which typically reveals necrosis surrounded by histiocytes with crescentic nucleus, immunoblasts and plasma cells, and absence of neutrophils. We report the case of a 27-year-old Argentinian female patient without any relevant past medical history to demonstrate the correlation between Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease and systemic lupus erythematosus...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27408688/case-report-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-dilemma-following-pretransplant-nephrectomy-for-a-2-35-kg-kidney
#14
Arvind P Ganpule, Jaspreet Singh Chabra, Abhishek G Singh, Gopal R Tak, Shailesh Soni, Ravindra Sabnis, Mahesh Desai
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is an extremely rare disease with a worldwide distribution and higher prevalence in Asians. It is a benign and self-limiting disorder, characterized by regional cervical lymphadenopathy accompanied with mild fever and night sweats. Lymph node histopathology is diagnostic and treating physicians should be aware of this entity as it may mimic other systemic diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus, tuberculosis, malignant lymphoma, and more rarely adenocarcinoma. Key features on lymph node biopsy are fragmentation, necrosis and karyorrhexis...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27389558/characteristic-distribution-pattern-of-cd30-positive-cytotoxic-t-cells-aids-diagnosis-of-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease
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Tetsuya Tabata, Katsuyoshi Takata, Tomoko Miyata-Takata, Yasuharu Sato, Shin Ishizawa, Tomoyoshi Kunitomo, Keina Nagakita, Nobuhiko Ohnishi, Kohei Taniguchi, Mai Noujima-Harada, Yoshinobu Maeda, Mitsune Tanimoto, Tadashi Yoshino
INTRODUCTION: Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (or Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease) frequently occurs in Asian young adult females and typically presents as cervical lymphadenopathy with unknown etiology. Although large immunoblasts frequently appear in Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, the diffuse infiltration of these cells can cause difficulty in establishing a differential diagnosis from lymphoma. In such cases, CD30 immunostaining may be used; however, the extent or distribution pattern of CD30-positive cells in Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease remains largely unknown...
July 6, 2016: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27317565/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-an-uncommon-cause-of-neck-swelling
#16
Maria Luisa Fiorella, Matteo Gelardi, Andrea Marzullo, Elena Sabattini, Raffaele Fiorella
Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease (KFD) is a rare, benign condition characterized by histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis predominantly in the cervical region and prolonged fever. It has a higher prevalence in the Japanese and Asian populations although it may be seen in a wide geographic distribution, but rare are the cases reported in Europe. While symptoms resolve spontaneously between 2 weeks and 2 months, complications are described in: CNS, eyes, respiratory tract, kidney and liver. KFD also described an association with systemic lupus erythematosus...
March 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27293275/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-the-masquerading-menace-a-rare-case-report
#17
Rohit Kataria, Pankaj Rao, Dilip Kachhawa, Vinod K Jain, Rajat K Tuteja, Manish Vijayvargiya
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis is a rare, benign, self-limiting disease with unknown etiology characterized by regional lymphadenopathy. A 30-year-old female presented with fever, weakness, multiple joint pain, oral ulcers, erythematous facial rashes, hemorrhagic crusting on both lips, and cervical lymphadenopathy of 2-month duration. Clinically, the disease was mimicking systemic lupus erythematosus, but immunofluorescence was negative for it. Lymph node biopsy suggested a diagnosis of KFD...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27179280/histiocytic-necrotising-lymphadenitis-in-mediastinum-mimicking-thymoma-or-lymphoma-case-presentation-and-literature-review-of-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease
#18
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P Błasiak, M Jeleń, A Rzechonek, M Marciniak, K Pawełczyk, J Cianciara, J Kołodziej, B Muszczyńska-Bernhard
Kikuchi Fujimoto disease (KFD) as a rare self-limiting lymphadenopathy of short and benign course concerns most frequently the lymph nodes of the neck. The most common symptoms are painfulness of the diseased area, fever and night sweating. The etiology is not well understood, but in the role of pathogenesis viral, autoimmune and genetic factors are taken into account. In the presented case of 37-year-old female it was necessary to exclude diseases such as lymphoma or thymoma because of atypical mediastinal location of Kikuchi Fujimoto disease...
March 2016: Polish Journal of Pathology: Official Journal of the Polish Society of Pathologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26907374/-kikuchi-fujimoto-s-disease-or-histiocytic-necrotizing-lymphadenitis-a-report-of-two-familial-cases
#19
R Bakir, A-L Lecapitaine, J Chevalier, B Juberthie, M-A Bouldouyre, H Gros
INTRODUCTION: The histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis or Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease is characterized by a lymph node inflammation whose similarity with systemic lupus is generally admitted. CASE REPORT: Our description of two familial cases aims at raising the hypothesis of the existence of a genetic background in this disease following the example of what is observed in the autoimmune diseases. CONCLUSION: Pathophysiology of Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease is probably multifactorial and may include predisposing genetic background and a possible infectious triggering event...
November 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26879428/-clinicopathologic-characteristics-and-immunophenotypes-of-histiocytic-necrotizing-lymphadenitis-an-analysis-of-84-cases
#20
Hua Du, Yonghong Shi, Yingxu Shi
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical manifestation, pathologic features and immunophenotype of histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (HNL). METHODS: The clinicopathologic data of 84 patients with HNL from 2005 to 2014 were retrospectively studied. Immunohistochemical staining using EliVision method for CD20, PAX5, CD3, CD45RO, CD4, CD8, CD56, CD68, CD123, granzyme-B, TIA1 and MPO was carried out. In-situ hybridization for Epstein-Barr virus RNA was performed on archival lymph node biopsy tissue...
February 2016: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
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