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Kikuchi disease


Other Names for this Disease

  • Histiocytic necrotising lymphadenitis
  • Kikuchi necrotizing lymphadenitis
  • Kikuchi's disease
  • Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease
  • Nosocomial Kikuchi's disease
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Treatment

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How might Kikuchi disease be treated?

Kikuchi disease is typically self-limited, going away on its own within one to four months. However, treatment may relieve some of the signs and symptoms of the condition. Analgesics-antipyretics (drugs that relieve pain and fever) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be used to ease lymph node tenderness and fever. The use of corticosteroids has been recommended in severe cases. Affected people should be followed for several years to rule out development of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).[1]

Additional information about the treatment of Kikuchi disease is available on Medscape Reference's Web site.
Last updated: 10/15/2014

References
  1. Xavier Bosch and Antonio Guilabert. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease. OJRD. 2006; 1:18:http://www.ojrd.com/content/1/1/18. Accessed 12/12/2012.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Kikuchi disease. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Histiocytic necrotising lymphadenitis
  • Kikuchi necrotizing lymphadenitis
  • Kikuchi's disease
  • Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease
  • Nosocomial Kikuchi's disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.