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Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease: case report and review

Irami Araujo-Filho, Artur Dantas Freire, Irami Araújo-Neto, Carolina Chianca Dourado Lemos, Letícia Araújo Costa Uchôa, Amália Cínthia Meneses Rêgo, Marco Antônio Botelho Soares, José Francisco Correia-Neto, Carlos André Nunes Jatobá, Ana Maria de Oliveira Ramos

DOI: 10.5455/IJMRCR.kikuchi-fujimoto-disease

Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2017; 1(1): 6-10

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Authors report a case in a young patient with a fever associated with the emergence of adenomegaly and weight loss in two months, associated with hepatosplenomegaly. In laboratory tests showed anaemia with erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESH) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) test elevated, widened mediastinum, with bilateral pleural effusion. Excisional biopsy of supraclavicular lymph node showed Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease on microscopic examination. After histopathological confirmation, were other causes of febrile adenomegaly apart, starting dose corticosteroid immunosuppressive therapy. 

This report detailedly explains management of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease from the aetiology to its treatment. 


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ARAJOFILHO I, Freire A, ArajoNeto I, Lemos C, Ucha L, Rgo A, et al. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease: case report and review. International Journal of  Medical Reviews and Case Reports [Internet]. ScopeMed International Medical Journal Management and Indexing System; 2017;1.

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