Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease mimicking tuberculous lymphadenitis or lymphoma on fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography
Abdul Rahim, Noraini and Nordin, Abdul Jalil and Rusconi, Chiara and Gabutti, Cristina and Ravelli, Erika and Rossetti, Claudio (2016) Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease mimicking tuberculous lymphadenitis or lymphoma on fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography. Clinical Oncology in Adolescents and Young Adults, 6 . pp. 27-30. ISSN 2230-2263
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Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, also known as histiocytic lymphadenitis is a rare and benign disease characterized by regional cervical lymphadenopathy with fever of unknown origin, affecting mainly young women. We describe a case of a young Asian female who was initially misdiagnosed as having tuberculous lymphadenitis because of multiple lymphadenopathies with 18-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake on positron emission tomography/computed tomography. Final histologic diagnosis of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease was made after excisional biopsy of the affected lymph node. The cervical lymphadenopathy has reduced in size and lung lesions disappeared after 2 months without specific treatment.
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