Recurrent Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease during pregnancy: Report of case evolving into systemic lupus erythematosus and review of published work

Jaume Alijotas-Reig, Manel Casellas-Caro, Raquel Ferrer-Oliveras, Lluis Cabero-Roura, Miquel Vilardell-Tarres

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Abstract

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a distinctive, benign type of necrotizing lymphadenitis. KFD is a rare entity, especially during pregnancy. Although first described in Japan, subsequently it has been reported in the West. We communicate herein a case of KFD in African women with bouts during pregnancy. Diagnosis was difficult because peripheral enlarged lymph nodes were absent and an extended differential diagnosis and adequate work-up was necessary. The patient suffered a miscarriage coinciding with a KFD bout. Further pregnancies were uneventful. Follow up showed that KFD evolved into a systemic lupus erythematosus-like syndrome. © 2008 The Authors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-598
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Volume34
Issue numberSUPPL.1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008

Keywords

  • Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis
  • Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Recurrent bouts
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

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