Kikuchi's disease: a review and analysis of 61 cases.

  title={Kikuchi's disease: a review and analysis of 61 cases.},
  author={Hsin-Ching Lin and C. -Y. Su and Chao-Cheng Huang and C Hwang and C Y Chien},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={128 5},
OBJECTIVE Kikuchi's disease (KD), or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a rare self-limiting disorder that typically affects the cervical lymph nodes. It has occasionally been misdiagnosed as malignant lymphoma or another serious diseases; hence, clinicians should be made more aware of this disease. METHODS From January 1986 to January 2001, a series of 61 patients who underwent a biopsy of a cervical lymph node and proved histologically to have KD were enrolled in this study. We… CONTINUE READING


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