Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease in a young female with discoid lupus and alopecia

Shahla Afrasiabian, Katayoun Haji-Bagheri, Azita Mirchi, Behzad Mohsenpour

DOI: 10.22122/cdj.v3i1.122


Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is an uncommon, benign, autoimmune condition characterized by lymphadenopathy, fever, and neutropenia. It is a self-contained condition of unidentified etiology. A 38-year-old female of Iranian Kurdish origin referred to us with multiple neck swellings, fever, and generalized arthropathy. There was no weight loss and no history of tuberculosis, medication intake, or allergy. Clinical examination revealed bilateral large, mobile, and tendercervical lymphadenopathy. Cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological examination was normal. The patient had leucopenia and thrombocytopenia. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease must be considered in the differential diagnosis of a female patient with fever and cervical lymphadenopathy.


Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease, Lymphadenopathy, Alopecia

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