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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019
Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease: A Rare Cause of Intestinal Obstruction
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
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019,
Pages: 457 - 460