This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
High blood eosinophil count
|Increased IgE level||0003212|
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal salivary gland morphology||
Abnormality of the salivary glands
For individuals with symptoms caused by Kimura disease, surgery to remove the nodules is the treatment of choice; however, the nodules often reappear after surgery. 
Steroids (such as
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I have Kimura disease on my ear lobe. My right ear lobe has a swollen lump which was removed 4 years ago, but it returned one month later. Last year, I treated it with prednisone for 2 weeks which caused the lump to shrink back to normal. When the dosage of prednisone was halved, the lump started to come back again. I am currently taking the higher dose of prednisone once again. I want to know if there is any other medication for this disease. See answer