Kikuchi Fujimoto as an Initial Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythromatosis

  • Srijana Basnet Department of Paediatrics, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Laxman Shrestha Department of Paediatrics, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Prabina Shrestha Department of Paediatrics, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: Fever, lymphadenopathy, lymph nodes

Abstract

Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease (KFD) is a rare benign, condition of necrotising histiocytic lymphadenitis. In this case report, we discuss a case of 10 year old male patient who presented with a fever, rash and generalised lymphadenopathy that was not attributable to the more common causes. Axillary lymph node biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of KFD. Treatment with prednisolone improved his symptoms but after six months he had recurrence of his symptoms. He was investigated again and finally met diagnostic criteria for SLE. This case report highlights importance of close follow up in a child with KFD.

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Author Biographies

Srijana Basnet, Department of Paediatrics, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal

Associate Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Laxman Shrestha, Department of Paediatrics, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal

Professor and Head

Department of Pediatrics

Prabina Shrestha, Department of Paediatrics, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Published
2021-04-24
How to Cite
Basnet, S., Shrestha, L., & Shrestha, P. (2021). Kikuchi Fujimoto as an Initial Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythromatosis. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 41(1), 99-102. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v41i1.29519
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Case Reports