Dr. Deepak Gahlan, Dr. G. R. Ahangar, Dr. Neeraj Gupta


Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is a rare benign disease of unknown etiology. It is also called histiocytic necrotizing
lymphadenitis which predominantly affects cervical lymph nodes. It has a greater tendency to affect young
females. Clinically Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease may mimic with tuberculosis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lymphoma, therefore
excision biopsy of lymph node should be used to con􀃶rm the diagnosis of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease. We report a case of 19 years old female
patient, presented with high grade fever, multiple joints pain and enlarged cervical lymph nodes. Her diagnosis was conformed as Kikuchi's
disease after lymph node biopsy. She was given symptomatic treatment and she recovered thereafter.


Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease; Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis; Systemic lupus erythematosus.

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