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Kikuchi-Fujimoto syndrome presenting to a sexual health clinic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19182065     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report on a 37-year-old woman who presented with a six-week history of bilateral, tender lymph nodes in her groin. An initial biopsy was done with the histology 'suggestive of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)'. She had not had sexual intercourse for over two years and had no symptoms or signs of note to report. Examination revealed large, smooth tender lymph nodes above the inguinal ligament bilaterally with no other areas of lymphadenopathy. Due to a possible diagnosis of LGV, three weeks of doxycycline was given. A further review of the histology slides revealed 'subacute necrotizing lymphadenitis' highly suggestive of Kikuchi-Fujimoto syndrome of unknown cause, which is usually self-limiting. Subsequent follow-up of the patient revealed a reduction in the lymph nodes size with little tenderness.
Authors:
D Mital; V Desai; K Chin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of STD & AIDS     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0956-4624     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J STD AIDS     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-02     Completed Date:  2009-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007917     Medline TA:  Int J STD AIDS     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-1     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Affiliation:
Sexual Health Department, Milton Keynes NHS Foundation Trust, Standing Way, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes, UK. Dushyant.mital@mkhospital.nhs.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Ambulatory Care Facilities*
Biopsy
Female
Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis / diagnosis*,  pathology
Humans
Lymph Nodes / pathology*
Male
Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control*

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