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Revista Romana de PEDIATRIE | Volumul LXI, Nr. 3, An 2012
ISSN 1454-0398  |  e-ISSN 2069-6175
ISSN-L 1454-0398
DOI: 10.37897/RJP

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Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease – diagnosis problems

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ABSTRACT

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

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