Lupus lymphadenitis simulating Kikuchi's lymphadenitis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a clinicopathological analysis of six cases and review of the literature.

@article{Hu2003LupusLS,
  title={Lupus lymphadenitis simulating Kikuchi's lymphadenitis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a clinicopathological analysis of six cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Sindy Hu and Tseng-tong Kuo and Hong-Shang Hong},
  journal={Pathology international},
  year={2003},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={
          221-6
        }
}
Kikuchi's disease (KD) or Kikuchi's lymphadenitis (KL) is a self-limiting disease mostly affecting the cervical lymph nodes of young individuals. Whether the reported cases of KL associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were genuine KL or lupus lymphadenitis (LL) simulating KL in SLE patients is not clear. We analyzed six cases of KD-like lymphadenitis occurring in SLE patients and 12 reported cases to clarify the relationship between KL and SLE. We found that not all cases occurred… CONTINUE READING

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