Treatment of Kimura's disease with cyclosporine.
ABSTRACT Kimura's disease is a rare, chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. It is characterized by painless subcutaneous swellings and lymphadenopathy, commonly affecting the head and neck region. This is associated with peripheral blood eosinophilia and raised serum IgE. It has distinct histological features of lymphoid follicles, eosinophilic infiltrate, fibrosis and vascular proliferation. The disease usually has a benign, indolent course. Traditionally, therapeutic options have included surgery, radiotherapy and steroids but response has been less than satisfactory. Recently, cyclosporine has been reported to be effective in the treatment of Kimura's disease. In this article, we present a middle-aged Chinese female with Kimura's disease for 20 years and her favourable response to cyclosporine.
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ABSTRACT: Kimura's disease is a rare inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology primarily seen in young Asian males. It is characterized by painless subcutaneous masses, blood and tissue eosinophilia, and markedly elevated serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels. Clinically, the subcutaneous nodules occur predominantly in the head and neck. However, we report the case of a five-year-old boy presenting with an asymptomatic solitary brown pigmented nodule on the left buttock diagnosed with Kimura's disease. Here we describe the diagnosis and treatment of this unusual case.Annals of Dermatology 02/2010; 22(1):57-60. · 0.61 Impact Factor
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