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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 9, Issue 1, November 2013 pp 119-120

Case Report

Kikuchi’s Fujimoto Disease

Vidya Fadnis

Department of Pediatrics, Yashvantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Children presenting with cervical lymphadenopathy is common clinical problem.When persistent cervical lymphadenopathy is present then diagnosis of tuberculosis, lymphoma, HIV infection, autoimmune disease is suspected. There is one clinical condition called as Kikuchi’s disease where tender cervical lymphadenopathy is present. This is rare benign condition where treatment is symptomatic. Here two patients have been presented, 9 and 12 years old boys, with enlarged tender cervical lymphadenopathy. One of the patients received CAT1 treatment for? Tubercular cervical lymphadenopathy for 6 months and since lymphnodes were still enlarged CAT2 treatment was started. In other patient mother was worried about intermittently enlarged cervical lymphnodes associated with fever. After lymphnode biopsy both the patients turned out to be suffering from Kikuchi’s disease. Purpose of presentation of these rare cases is one should be aware of this clinical condition so that unnecessary administration of antituberculous drugs and parental anxiety is avoided. Diagnosis is done by lymph node biopsy. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is extremely rare in children.