Kikuchi's disease (histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis): A rare presentation with acute kidney injury, peripheral neuropathy, and aseptic meningitis with cutaneous involvement.
Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018 Jan-Mar;61(1):113-115
Department of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India.
Kikuchi's disease (KD) also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis is rare, idiopathic, generally self-limited cause of lymphadenitis. We present a case of twenty year young female who presented in critically ill state with fever, cervical and axillary lymphadenopathy, rash, vomiting and altered sensorium and found to have neurological, hepatic, renal and dermatological involvement. Kikuchi's disease should be considered in differential diagnosis of fever and lymphadenopathy and though benign can sometimes present with multi-organ involvement. Read More