Other Names for this Disease
- Histiocytic necrotising lymphadenitis
- Kikuchi necrotizing lymphadenitis
- Kikuchi's disease
- Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease
- Nosocomial Kikuchi's disease
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lymphadenopathy, mild fever, and night sweats. Less common symptoms include weight loss, nausea, vomiting, and sore throat. While the exact cause of this condition is unknown, infectious and autoimmune causes have been suggested. Kikuchi disease generally resolves on its own within one to four months, with or without intervention. However, treatments are available to relieve some of the associated signs and symptoms.Kikuchi disease is a benign (non-cancerous) condition of the lymph nodes. It is usually characterized by cervical (neck)
Last updated: 9/19/2014
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