Revista chilena de pediatría
versión impresa ISSN 0370-4106
TORDECILLA C., Juan; MEDINA F., Mirta; AVILA R., Ricardo y CAMPBELL B., Myriam. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2002, vol.73, n.5, pp.483-488. ISSN 0370-4106. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0370-41062002000500006.
A 12 year old girl with a diagnosis of Kikuchi-Fujimoto' disease is presented. The patient was referred with a history of 2 months of fever, bilateral cervical adenopathy, weight loss of 5 kg and malaise. There was no response to antibiotic therapy and laboratory studies excluded other aetiologies. A cervical lymph node biopsy showed diffuse necrosis, immunoblasts, histiocytes and absence of neutrophils. The patients evolution was favorable with disappearance of the fever by 3 months and regression of the adenopathy. We emphasize the importance of the differential diagnosis of persistent cervical adenopathies associated with prolonged fever
Palabras clave : Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease.