Korean J Dermatol.  2001 Aug;39(8):896-901.

A Case of Kikuchi's Disease (Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis) with Cutaneous Involvement Presenting As Aseptic Meningitis

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. eslee@smc.samsung.co.kr

Abstract

Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, or Kikuchi's disease, is a benign self-limiting febrile illness usually affecting young women, which is manifested clinically by fever and cervical lymphadenopathy. Skin involvement in Kikuchi's disease is not frequent and Kikushi's disease presenting as aseptic meningitis is rare, with only three previous reports in English literature to date. We present a 16-year-old girl with cervical lymphadenopathy and fever who was diagnosed with Kikuchi's disease, suffering from multiple transient erythematous maculopapular skin lesions and presenting as aseptic meningitis.

Keyword

Kikuchi's disease; Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis; Cutaneous involvement; Aseptic meningitis

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Female
Fever
Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis*
Humans
Lymphatic Diseases
Meningitis, Aseptic*
Skin
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