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Related to Kikuchi lymphadenitis: histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, necrotizing lymphadenitis, necrotising lymphadenitis
[Masahiro Kikuchi, contemporary Japanese pathologist]
Necrotizing inflammation of lymph nodes, usually occurring in young adults. The disease typically affects lymph nodes in the neck, is often associated with a rash and fever, and remits without treatment.