A case of kikuchi's disease presenting with unique facial involvement

Young Soo Heo, Soo Bin Son, Jeong Eun Kim, Chil Hwan Oh, Hae Jun Song

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Kikuchi's disease (KD), or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a rare, self-limited lymphadenopathy, typically in young women, that usually remits spontaneously and does not recur. KD is clinically characterized by cervical lymphadenopathy and a high fever. Extranodal involvement (skin, arthritis, meningitis) rarely occurs. When KD is involved in a skin lesion, it presents with various shapes, but rarely manifests with symmetrically distributed, erythematous, firm nodules only on the face. In this report, we describe a patient with KD and unique skin manifestations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-198
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Cutaneous involvement
  • Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis
  • Kikuchi's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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