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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2014, Article ID 415865, 4 pages
Case Report

Kimura’s Disease in a Caucasian Female: A Very Rare Cause of Lymphadenopathy

Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University of Warsaw, Banacha 1a Street, 02-097 Warsaw, Poland

Received 20 January 2014; Accepted 3 May 2014; Published 14 May 2014

Academic Editor: Kamal Morshed

Copyright © 2014 Ewa Osuch-Wójcikiewicz 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.


Introduction. Kimura’s disease is a rare chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by the head and neck lymphadenopathy often accompanied by eosinophilia and elevated serum IgE. It is benign condition with unknown etiology usually affecting young men of Asian race. Affected Caucasians are very rare. Case Presentation. We report a clinically and histopathologically typical case of this disease in a 40-year-old Caucasian female. In differential diagnosis particular attention has been paid to angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia and neoplasms. Conclusion. The diagnosis of Kimura’s disease can be very difficult and misleading; it is important not to ignore histopathological features. The presented patient has been under follow-up with no more symptoms of the disease for the last 1.5 years.