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Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease – diagnosis problems
Kikuchi disease is a rare, benign, self-limiting disease of unknown etiology, which should be included in the diagnostic algorithm of cervical adenopathy. The certainty diagnosis is histopathological, specific changes including paracortical lymph node necrosis, histiocytes with crescent shaped nuclei and many apoptotic bodies. The case of a 13-year-old patient diagnosed with Kikuchi disease, a disorder rarely described at pediatric age, is presented.
Key words: adenopathy, child, Kikuchi disease