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Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia should not be confused with Kimura's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11167299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: To emphasize the differences between angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) and Kimura's disease (KD), two entities often confused in the ophthalmic literature. METHODS: Case report of a subcutaneous mass in the periocular region of a 45-year old woman and a MEDLINE review of the ophthalmic and non-ophthalmic literature on ALHE and KD. RESULTS: The clinical and histopathological findings of the present case were consistent with ALHE, but not with KD. A survey of the current ophthalmic literature indicates that these two designations are still often used synonymously, despite that non-ophthalmic papers now separate ALHE from KD. CONCLUSION: The clinical and histopathological features of ALHE are most often distinctly different from KD and these entities should be clearly separated in the ophthalmic literature.
Authors:
S Seregard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta ophthalmologica Scandinavica     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1395-3907     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Ophthalmol Scand     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-30     Completed Date:  2001-03-22     Revised Date:  2008-03-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9507578     Medline TA:  Acta Ophthalmol Scand     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
St. Erik's Eye Hospital and Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Eye Diseases / diagnosis*
Eyebrows / pathology*
Female
Humans
Middle Aged

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