Recurrent Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease during pregnancy: report of case evolving into systemic lupus erythematosus and review of published work.

@article{AlijotasReig2008RecurrentKD,
  title={Recurrent Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease during pregnancy: report of case evolving into systemic lupus erythematosus and review of published work.},
  author={Jaume Alijotas-Reig and Manel Casellas-Caro and Raquel Ferrer-Oliveras and Lluis Cabero-Roura and Miquel Vilardell-Tarr{\'e}s},
  journal={The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 4 Pt 2},
  pages={595-8}
}
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a distinctive, benign type of necrotizing lymphadenitis. KFD is a rare entity, especially during pregnancy. Although first described in Japan, subsequently it has been reported in the West. We communicate herein a case of KFD in African women with bouts during pregnancy. Diagnosis was difficult because peripheral enlarged lymph nodes were absent and an extended differential diagnosis and adequate work-up was necessary. The patient suffered a miscarriage… CONTINUE READING

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