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J Clin Pathol. 2000 February; 53(2): 157–158.
PMCID: PMC1763293

Recurrence of Kikuchi's lymphadenitis after 12 years

Abstract

A 40 year old woman developed recurrent Kikuchi's disease 12 years after the original episode. The recurrence affected the same site (axilla) and occurred after the longest delay so far recorded in a European resident. Care must be taken to avoid misdiagnosis of Kikuchi's disease as lymphoma.

Key Words: Kikuchi's disease

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Figure 1 Low power view of lymph node showing large pale lesional area on the right and reactive changes on the left (haematoxylin and eosin).
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Figure 2 Necrotic area of lymph node under medium power showing abundant karyorrhectic debris (haematoxylin and eosin).
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Figure 3 High power view of edge of necrotic area. There are numerous large lymphoid cells and histiocytes containing karyorrhectic debris (haematoxylin and eosin).

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