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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-43

What is your diagnosis? SLE and Kikuchi's disease: A rare association


1 Resident Medicine, Command Hospital, Lucknow, India
2 Consultant & HOD, Dept of Medicine & Rheumatology, Command Hospital, Lucknow, India
3 Graded Specialist in Pathology, Command Hospital, Lucknow, India
4 Senior Advisor Pathology, Command Hospital, Lucknow, India

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DOI: 10.1016/j.injr.2012.11.006

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KikuchieFujimoto disease (KFD), or histiocytic necrotising lymphadenitis, is a rare benign, self-limiting cervical lymphadenitis of unknown aetiology. It predominantly affects young women and can closely mimic infective and immunological disorders. There is also a rare but documented association with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We present the case of a young woman with biopsy-proven KD who was also diagnosed with SLE.


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