Kikuchi's lymphadenitis

Kikuchi's lymphadenitis

[kēko̅o̅′chēz]
Etymology: M. Kikuchi, Japanese pathologist, 20th century
a benign, self-limited syndrome of lymphadenopathy, usually in the neck, with a female predominance. Characteristics include patchy necrotizing lesions of the paracortex and proliferation of distinctive histiocytes, plasmacytoid monocytes, and lymphoblasts surrounded by karyorrhectic debris. Some consider it a self-limited form of systemic lupus erythematosus. Also called histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, Kikuchi's disease, subacute necrotizing lymphadenitis. See also systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Necrotising lymphadenitis may be seen in bubonic plague, tularaemia, anthrax, typhoid fever, melioidosis and Kikuchi's lymphadenitis.
Subsequently patient was taken up for excision biopsy under local anesthesia, a small horizontal incision is given over the swelling in the left side of the neck, one lymph node size 2cm x 1cm was picked up and sent for HPE the report came as Kikuchi's Lymphadenitis.
Lupus lymphadenitis simulating Kikuchi's lymphadenitis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a clinicopathological analysis ofsixcases and review of the literature.