Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease associated with systemic lupus erythematous: Difficult case report and literature review

B. Ruaro, A. Sulli, E. Alessandri, G. Fraternali-Orcioni, M. Cutolo

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Abstract

Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease (KFD), or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a benign and self-limiting disease of unknown aetiology. KFD tends to affect a young population under 30 years of age and predominantly females. KFD is a rare pathology and its association with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is not frequent. Herein, we present the case of a male Italian patient with SLE in association with KFD with 5 years of follow-up, where a differential diagnosis from infection or lymphoproliferative disease was problematic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)939-944
Number of pages6
JournalLupus
Volume23
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis
  • Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease
  • systemic lupus erythematosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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