IJMDC. 2019; 3(1): 147-149

A case report of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease mimicking presentation of lymphoma

Authors: Yasser Almuzaini, Mohammed Alshabebi, Ali Alamri, Areej Alnemer, Hassan Al-Ahmadi.

ABSTRACT

Abstract: Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (HNL) also known as Kikuchi–Fujimoto disease (KFD), is a rare, self-limiting disease without specific etiology that has a higher prevalence in Japan and other Asian countries. It mainly affects young female and usually presenting as cervical lymphadenopathy and fever. Herein, we report a case of KFD who presented with cervical lymphadenitis and unexplained fever was ultimately diagnosed with KFD based on results of lymph-node biopsy showing compatible histological findings. Our patient was treated successfully with dexamethasone and her symptoms improved markedly. To conclude, KFD may mimic the presentation characteristic of lymphoma. For this reason, we reported on this patient to improve diagnostic awareness of this condition among physicians to avoid aggressive and unnecessary treatment.

Keywords:
Keywords — Biopsy, Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, lymphadenopathy, lymph node


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A case report of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease mimicking presentation of lymphoma


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Yasser Almuzaini
College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, 2835 King Faisal Road, Dammam 34212, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Alshabebi
Department of medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, 2835 King Faisal Road, Dammam 34212, Saudi Arabia
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Ali Alamri
Department of medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, 2835 King Faisal Road, Dammam 34212, Saudi Arabia
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Areej Alnemer
Department of pathology, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, 2835 King Faisal Road, Dammam 34212, Saudi Arabia
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Hassan Al-Ahmadi
Department of pathology, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, 2835 King Faisal Road, Dammam 34212, Saudi Arabia
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. yasser##almuzaini, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, 2835 King Faisal Road, Dammam 34212, Saudi Arabia; yassersm20@hotmail.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 07 Nov 2018
Accepted 22 Nov 2018
Published in print 01 Feb 2019

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Almuzaini Y, Alshabebi M, Alamri A, Alnemer A, Al-Ahmadi H, . A case report of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease mimicking presentation of lymphoma. IJMDC. 2019; 3(1): 147-149. doi:10.24911/IJMDC/51-1541552905


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Almuzaini Y, Alshabebi M, Alamri A, Alnemer A, Al-Ahmadi H, . A case report of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease mimicking presentation of lymphoma. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=16074 [Access: February 16, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC/51-1541552905


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Almuzaini Y, Alshabebi M, Alamri A, Alnemer A, Al-Ahmadi H, . A case report of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease mimicking presentation of lymphoma. IJMDC. 2019; 3(1): 147-149. doi:10.24911/IJMDC/51-1541552905


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Almuzaini Y, Alshabebi M, Alamri A, Alnemer A, Al-Ahmadi H, . A case report of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease mimicking presentation of lymphoma. IJMDC. (2019), [cited February 16, 2019]; 3(1): 147-149. doi:10.24911/IJMDC/51-1541552905


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Almuzaini, Y., Alshabebi, . M., Alamri, . A., Alnemer, . A., Al-Ahmadi, . H. & (2019) A case report of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease mimicking presentation of lymphoma. IJMDC, 3 (1), 147-149. doi:10.24911/IJMDC/51-1541552905


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Almuzaini, Yasser, Mohammed Alshabebi, Ali Alamri, Areej Alnemer, Hassan Al-Ahmadi, and . 2019. A case report of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease mimicking presentation of lymphoma. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (1), 147-149. doi:10.24911/IJMDC/51-1541552905


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Almuzaini, Yasser, Mohammed Alshabebi, Ali Alamri, Areej Alnemer, Hassan Al-Ahmadi, and . "A case report of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease mimicking presentation of lymphoma." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 147-149. doi:10.24911/IJMDC/51-1541552905


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Almuzaini, Yasser, Mohammed Alshabebi, Ali Alamri, Areej Alnemer, Hassan Al-Ahmadi, and . "A case report of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease mimicking presentation of lymphoma." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.1 (2019), 147-149. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC/51-1541552905


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Almuzaini, Y., Alshabebi, . M., Alamri, . A., Alnemer, . A., Al-Ahmadi, . H. & (2019) A case report of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease mimicking presentation of lymphoma. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (1), 147-149. doi:10.24911/IJMDC/51-1541552905


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