Korean J Dermatol.  2000 Mar;38(3):391-394.

A Case of Kimura's Disease Probably Associated with Pregnancy

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Chonnam University Medical School, Kwangju, Korea.

Abstract

We report a case of Kimura's disease in a 28-year-old female who had recurring and aggravated original lesions that have been diagnosed as Kimura's disease during each of her pregnancies. She was presented with a palm-sized deep indurated plaque on her right thigh and a coin-sized subcutaneous nodule on her left post auricular area during her first pregnancy. Three months postpartum the lesions had decreased to approximately half their original size. This event recurred and was aggravated during her second and third pregnancies. This case is very interesting in supporting the pathogenic role of hormonal changes in the pathogenesis of Kimura's disease.

Keyword

Kimura's disease; Pregnancies; Hormonal changes

MeSH Terms

Adult
Female
Humans
Postpartum Period
Pregnancy*
Thigh
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