Case Report

Kikuchi Fujimoto Disease: A Case Report

  • Ömer COŞKUN
  • Hanefi Cem GÜL
  • Şeref DEMİRBAŞ
  • Hakan ÇERMIK
  • Can Polat EYİGÜN

Received Date: 17.09.2008 Accepted Date: 21.10.2008 Meandros Med Dent J 2009;10(1):33-35

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease or Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (HNL) is a self-limited disorder characterized by necrotizing cervical lymphadenopathy in especially women (with a mean age of 30 years). It presents with fever, chills, myalgias, arthralgias, splenomegaly, and skin rashes. The disease usually resolves within 1-3 months. It is most common inAsia but has been described worldwide. We present a 20 years old man with complaints of cervical lymphadenopathy and fever, whom diagnosed as Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease with excisional lymph node biopsy and pathological inspection. HNLdisease is one of the rarest causes of benign lymphadenopathy. This disease, whose etiology is not known, is commonly misdiagnosed as lymphoma. This self-limiting disease should be kept in mind in differential diagnosis of benign lymphadenopathies.

Keywords: Kikuchi-Fujimoto, histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis