Journal of Applied Medical Sciences

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD): A Case Report

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  • Abstract

     

    Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a rare entity characterized by subacute necrotizing lymphadenopathy. Despite many studies in the literature, the cause of KFD remains uncertain. Young adults of Asian ancestry are most affected, but it has been reported worldwide. Clinically, KFD is characterized by lymphadenitis of one or more lymph nodes, predominantly in the posterior cervical region, fever, and leukopenia in up to 50% of cases. In this case report, we are presenting a case of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease in a young Filipino lady.

     

    Keywords: Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, KFD, Kikuchi disease, Acute necrotizing lymphadenopathy, Lymphadenitis.