A case report of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease with immune thrombocytopenic purpura

Won Yong Kim, Seung Beom Lee, Jun Jeong Choi, Hee Cheol Kang

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Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis) is a rare disease characterized by lymphadenitis with fever. It is self-limited within one to four months, and is generally diagnosed by an excisional biopsy of the affected lymph node. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease has a wide variety of nonspecific symptoms and it is sometimes misdiagnosed as malignant lymphoma, lymph node tuberculosis, or systemic lupus erythematosus. Because clinical course and treatment of this disease differ from those of others, Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease must be included in differential diagnosis of enlarged lymph node. In this report, we discribed a case of 24-year-old male patient who visited the clinic complaining of fever, petechiae, and enlarged lymph node. He was diagnosed as Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease and immune thrombocytopenic purpura.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Family Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Family Practice


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