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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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  • Can this affect young men also? My son who is 34 always has swollen lymph nodes/glands and has mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). He feels very poor most of the time but can't seem to get a diagnosis. Click here for answer

  • I was diagnosed with Kikuchi's disease a number of years ago. I had a lump on the side of my neck that kept on getting bigger. An ear nose and throat specialist did surgery to remove it. Biopsy confirmed that it was Kikuchi's disease. The ear nose and throat specialist informed me that I would have these lumps throughout my body for the rest of my life. Is this true? According to what I have been reading online it is supposed to go away after just a few months? I have a new lump on the other side of my neck now that has been getting bigger and it hurts. I had an MRI done and they said that it is only 1 cm wide on the inside but on the outside it was 5cm by 6cm. Do you think that I should have this removed? Click here for answer

  • I am suffering from Kikuchi disease. What kind of treatment should I undergo and is taking painkillers the right treatment? Click here for answer

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.