Issue N# 4 - 2012
Kikuchi-Fujimotoís disease: Report of 4 cases and literature review
Authors : Lamzaf L, Harmouche H, Maamar M, Adnaoui M, Aouni M, Tazi Mezalek Z. (Rabat)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2012;133,4:207-211.
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Introduction: Kikuchi-Fujimotoís disease or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis is a benign disease predominantly occurring in young women which etiology remains unknown and revealed by cervical lymphadenitis and/or prolonged fever. Observations: This report describes a survey of four patients who developed Kikuchiís lymphadenitis occurring concomitantly with LES in one case and actinomycosis in another case. The definite diagnosis is usually made through histopathological examination of a lymph node biopsy. The evolution was favorable under corticosteroid therapy in two patients, antibiotics in the third and only antipyretic in the fourth. Conclusion: The authors bring report through these three observations, the diagnostic difficulties, the therapeutic means of the disease of Kikuchi, as well as its evolutionary aspects.
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