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Kikuchi–Fujimoto disease: The great imitator

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T. Vipusuthan ,

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, LK
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S. Ghetheeswaran,

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, LK
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Y. Prasanna

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, LK
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Abstract

Kikuchi–Fujimoto disease (KFD) is an unusual clinical entity among tropical countries like Srilanka. It follows the self-limiting course with the background of uncertain pathogenesis Here we report a case of a 15-year-old boy who presented with fever with generalized lymphadinitis. The clinical and histological features overlap with infective, autoimmune, and malignant diseases. It slowly resolves the nature and limited exposure to KFD, posing a considerable challenge.
How to Cite: Vipusuthan T, Ghetheeswaran S, Prasanna Y. Kikuchi–Fujimoto disease: The great imitator. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2022;34(1):40–1. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v34i1.155
Published on 18 Aug 2022.
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