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Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease in a young patient : a case report

Hairudin, Khairee Aqil and Wan Ramli, Wan Nurliyana and Ibrahim, Ismail and Saidin, Amira and Abd. Fuaat, Azliana and Zainulabid, Ummu Afeera (2022) Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease in a young patient : a case report. PERINTIS eJournal, 12 (1). pp. 18-22. ISSN 2232−0725

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A rare form of lymphadenopathy called Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD), also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, was discovered in Japan in 1972 by Kikuchi and Fujimoto. It is characterised by persistent fever and localised cervical lymphadenopathy. This disease, typically known as histiocytic necrotising lymphadenitis, primarily affects young individuals. We reported a case of a young Malay female with prolonged fever and cervical lymphadenopathy. Her histopathological diagnosis was consistent with KFD. Nevertheless, she made a remarkable full recovery with a short course of corticosteroids. Therefore, Kikuchi disease must be considered in the differential diagnosis of cervical lymphadenopathy to minimise misdiagnoses and inappropriate therapies, given the rare prevalence.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kikuchi-Fujimoto, lymphadenopathy, histiocytic necrotising lymphadenitis
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Asst. Dr. Ummu Afeera Zainulabid
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2022 09:02
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2022 09:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/99279

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