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Case Reports in Immunology
Volume 2015, Article ID 314217, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/314217
Case Report

Fever of Unknown Origin: An Unusual Presentation of Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease

1Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India
2All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India
3Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India

Received 30 September 2014; Accepted 2 March 2015

Academic Editor: Alessandro Plebani

Copyright © 2015 Piyush Ranjan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is a rare, benign, and self-limiting condition that mostly affects young females. Cervical lymphadenopathy with fever is the most common presentation of the disease. It may have unusual presentations that can lead to diagnostic dilemma and delay in diagnosis. We report a case of a 25-year-old female who presented with relapsing fever and cervical lymphadenopathy. Because of atypical presentation, there was a delay in diagnosis and increase in morbidity. High index of suspicion with collaboration between clinicians and pathologists is essential for early and accurate diagnosis of the disease.