Kikuchi-fujimoto Disease

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Can a rheumatologist diagnose the cause of enlarged lymph nodes from biopsy reports?

Query: Hi doctor,I had enlarged lymph nodes on both sides of the neck. I sought a consult and had a neck dissection and biopsy. I believe I am healthy. I do not feel anything except for the enlarged lymph nodes. It was noted in the result Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis consider:1.Kikuchi-Fujimoto2.L...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details submitted. Localized painless cervical lymphadenopathy, kikuchi's lymphadenitis, is a well-known, though uncommon idiopathic lymphadenitis. It is a self-limiting entity and will remit on its own. The close differential diagnosis i...  Read Full »

What is Kikuchi lymphadenitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a CT scan with contrast (upper abdomen, lungs, head, and neck) due to multiple enlarged right cervical lymph nodes. On biopsy, I was diagnosed with Kikuchi lymphadenitis. However, my left TMJ and masseter muscle are more bulging out compared to my right side. I do suffer from TMD d...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruchi Bahuguna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the image you have uploaded (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), there is no mass or inflammation in the left parotid region. Fat planes around the left parotid region's anatomical structures are well maintained, which again goes against any...  Read Full »

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