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Clinical Problem Solving: Pathology
April 2007

Pathology Quiz Case 3: Diagnosis

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Copyright 2007 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2007

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;133(4):416. doi:10.1001/archotol.133.4.416

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is a necrotizing lymphadenitis.1 Although the disease is more prevalent in Asia, cases have also been reported from all areas of the world. Most of the patients are young women (mean age, 25 years),2,3 but males and an older population of either sex may also be affected. Pediatric cases are rare.3,4