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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 957134, 3 pages
Case Report

A Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease Case Mimicking T Cell Lymphoma with Prolonged Fever

1Department of Internal Medicine, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, 34098 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Infectious Diseases, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, 34098 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 15 July 2014; Accepted 24 November 2014; Published 9 December 2014

Academic Editor: Stephen A. Klotz

Copyright © 2014 Serap Yadigar 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.


Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a self-limited disease characterized by necrotizing lymphadenitis. Although cervical lymphadenitis in young women is the most familiar clinical presentation, it may take place in the etiology of fever in cases presenting with fever of unknown origin. A 33-year-old male case admitted with fever, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and leukopenia for one month, subsequently developing axillary lymphadenopathy during followup, diagnosed as KFD with typical histopathological findings, and showing full recovery after the excision of lymph node was presented in this report.