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Kimura disease

Other Names for this Disease
  • Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic granuloma of soft tissue
  • Eosinophilic hyperplastic lymphogranuloma
  • Eosinophilic lymphofollicular granuloma
  • Eosinophilic lymphofolliculosis
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Kimura disease is a rare, benign, chronic disorder that causes inflammation of tissue (nodules) under the skin of the head or neck.  These nodules tend to recur despite treatment. The cause of this condition is unknown, but may be due to an immune response. [1]
Last updated: 1/20/2011


  1. Larroche C, Blétry O . Kimura's disease. Orphanet. February, 2005; Accessed 1/19/2011.
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