Egyptian Journal of Bronchology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 778--780

Spontaneous resolution of persistent lymphadenitis: a case of Kikuchi–Fujimoto disease


Divya Ramachandran, Rajesh Venkitakrishnan, Jolsana Augustine, Melcy Cleetus 
 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Rajagiri Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
DNB Jolsana Augustine
Rajagiri Hospital, Chunangamvely, Aluva, Kochi 683112, Kerala
India

Cervical lymphadenopathy is common in all age groups. Persistently enlarged cervical lymph nodes often pose a diagnostic challenge and necessitate focused clinical evaluation with targeted investigations. Pathological examination of excised node yields conclusive answer in the vast majority of cases with unsettled diagnosis. We present a case of a young man with persistent posterior cervical lymphadenopathy which on excision biopsy turned out to be Kikuchi–Fujimoto disease. With watchful follow-up, he had a self-limiting clinical course in the next few months.


How to cite this article:
Ramachandran D, Venkitakrishnan R, Augustine J, Cleetus M. Spontaneous resolution of persistent lymphadenitis: a case of Kikuchi–Fujimoto disease.Egypt J Bronchol 2019;13:778-780


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Ramachandran D, Venkitakrishnan R, Augustine J, Cleetus M. Spontaneous resolution of persistent lymphadenitis: a case of Kikuchi–Fujimoto disease. Egypt J Bronchol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 10 ];13:778-780
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