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Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease: A Rare Cause of Intestinal Obstruction

Dr. Basavaraja C, Dr. Aniruddha Desai, Dr. Anjana Kaza, Dr. Siddharth Kalke

Abstract: Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease (KFD) was first described in Japan in 1972. It is a benign and self-limited disorder, characterized usually by regional cervical lymphadenopathy with tenderness, usually accompanied with mild fever and night sweats. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is an extremely rare disease. Diagnosis requires histopathologic examination and exclusion of other factors by ancillary studies. Treatment involves supportive measures, and the symptoms usually resolve spontaneously within 4 months. Although a rare presentation, Kikuchi disease can present similarly to Abdominal Tuberculosis & treatment approach varies. Necrotic lymph nodes should raise the suspicion of the disease. Here we present to you a case report of a similar case with a disease presenting similar to tuberculosis but yet completely different from it.

Keywords: Kikuchi Disease; Intestinal Obstruction; Lymphadenitis

Country: India, Subject Area: Medical Surgical

Pages: 457 - 460

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019

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Dr. Basavaraja C, Dr. Aniruddha Desai, Dr. Anjana Kaza, Dr. Siddharth Kalke, "Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease: A Rare Cause of Intestinal Obstruction", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i4/show_abstract.php?id=ART20196817, Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019, 457 - 460

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