Clin Pediatr Hematol Oncol.  2019 Oct;26(2):83-86. 10.15264/cpho.2019.26.2.83.

A Case of Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease Associated with Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Infection

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. jy4413@gmail.com
  • 2Department of Pathology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a self-limiting disease characterized by subacute necrotizing lymphadenitis. This benign disease is frequently associated with prolonged fever and mostly occurs in young Asian women. KFD is generally diagnosed using a biopsy of affected lymph nodes and spontaneously resolves in several months. Although the causative agent is believed to be infectious, the etiology remains unknown. Some cases of KFD are associated with viral infections, including Epstein-Barr virus, human herpes virus 6, and parvovirus B19 infection. Herein, we report a case of KFD associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection.

Keyword

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease; Mycoplasma pneumoniae

MeSH Terms

Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Biopsy
Female
Fever
Herpesvirus 4, Human
Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis*
Humans
Lymph Nodes
Lymphadenitis
Mycoplasma pneumoniae*
Mycoplasma*
Parvovirus
Pneumonia, Mycoplasma*
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