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Clinical Note
January 2007

Kimura Disease of the Parotid and Retroauricular RegionA Case Report

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Departments of Otolaryngology (Drs Yazici and Tuncer) and Pathology (Dr Ergin), Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;133(1):86-89. doi:10.1001/archotol.133.1.86

Kimura disease is a rare, slowly progressive, immune-mediated disorder of unknown origin, usually affecting young Asian male patients. The typical triad of this disorder comprises (1) painless unilateral cervical adenopathy or subcutaneous masses predominantly in the head and neck region; (2) blood and tissue eosinophilia; and (3) marked elevated serum IgE levels.1 Because this disease can mimic a neoplastic process, early diagnosis can save the patient from any harmful and unnecessary invasive diagnostic procedures. We describe herein a Turkish man with Kimura disease who developed nephrotic syndrome and was treated with steroid therapy.

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