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Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease: A 15-Year Analysis at a Children's Hospital in the United States

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
Clinical Pediatrics (Impact Factor: 1.26). 02/2012; 52(1). DOI: 10.1177/0009922811436338
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    ABSTRACT: Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease (KFD), also known as histiocytic lymphadenitis, is a benign, self-limiting disease that manifests primarily as cervical lymphadenopathy but may include low-grade fever, headache, and fatigue. There is a higher incidence of KFD in women aged 20-35 years and in Asian populations. A PubMed search revealed 590 articles that described KFD. Of these, 22 cases have been fully described in the United States. Ten of the 22 (45%) patients were male and 12 (55%) were female, with 20% Caucasian, 20% Asian American, and the remaining 60% of other ethnic backgrounds. In this study, we describe an additional 3 cases of KFD and discuss the diagnosis, pathology, and management of KFD.
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