necrotising lymphadenitis

necrotising lymphadenitis

A generic term for acutely inflammed lymph nodes with necrosis.

DiffDx
Atypical mycobacterium, Cat scratch disease, Kikuchi’s disease, systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Among the nonneoplastic lymph node lesions, the commonest was reactive change (52%) followed by tuberculous lymphadenitis (34%), necrotising lymphadenitis (6%), suppurative lymphadenitis (6%), eosinophilic lymphadenitis (1%) and toxoplasma lymphadenitis (1%) respectively.
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a benign, self-limiting disease characterized by histiocytic necrotising lymphadenitis.
Keywords * Histiocytic necrotising lymphadenitis * Fever of unknown origin * Abdomen
Considering the clinical presentation and laboratorial profile of high ESR, low normal TLC and necrotising lymphadenitis, a diagnosis of KFD was considered and the patient was started on oral prednisolone at an initial dose of 40 mg/kg and later tapered.
It is diagnosed on the basis of histopathological evaluation, which characteristically shows necrotising lymphadenitis.
Necrotising lymphadenitis can be a nonspecific finding accompanying many benign and malignant processes involving lymph nodes at any site.
Histiocytie necrotising lymphadenitis (Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease) in Saudi Arabia.
Histiocytic necrotising lymphadenitis in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Llatjos et al [19] observed and described three cytological patterns in AIDS patients diagnosed as having tuberculous lymphadenitis are granulomatous lymphadenitis, necrotising granulomatous lymphadenitis and necrotising lymphadenitis.
Necrotising lymphadenitis without granulocytic infiltration (Kikuchi's disease).
FNAC of axillary lymph node showed necrotising lymphadenitis with AFB positive.