We present a case report of a young asiatic woman presenting Kikuchi's lymphadenitis, a suprahyoidea mass, pharyngitis, fever, weakness and lack of appetite. The clinical picture quickly improved after biopsy until complete remission within two months. Sierologic studies showed significant antibody titres revealing a previous EBV infection; they were also negative for Toxotest, HbsAg, HIV and serogroup 3 and 9 Yersinia Enterocolitica. Histological findings showed necrotic changes and large foci of infiltration in the cortex and/or paracortex. They consisted of variable numbers of small lymphocytes, immunoblasts, macrophages and so-called plasmacytoid monocytes, neutrophils were absent. Immunohistochemistry revealed within the lesion T-Lymphocytes displaying a phenotype CD4+ while T-Lymphocytes CD8+ were observed in the paracortex and in the peripheral region of the lesion.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
- Kikuchi's disease
- Kikuchi's lymphadenitis
- Suprahyoidea lymphadenitis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine