Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Simulating Kikuchi Fujimoto’s Disease: A Case Report

Authors

  • Mohammad Rafiqul Islam Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Abul Hayat Manik Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Jannat Jeeba Jenifar Sharmin Ishita, Internee Doctor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Mohammod Omar Kasru Assistant Registrar, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Rakib Hasan Mohammed Registrar, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md Robed Amin Associate Professor of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v32i4.26112

Keywords:

Kikuchi-Fujimoto, Lymphadenopathy, Pyrexia, SLE

Abstract

Kikuchi Fujimotos disease (KFD) is a rare, immunemediated, self-limiting disorder with unique histopathological features. KFD is usually seen in young Asian females; however, cases have been reported throughout the world and in all ethnicities. It has been recognized that there is a rare association between Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and KFD via sporadic case reports. The exact pathophysiological relationship between these two diseases is still unclear. We report a case of a young Asian female who presented with persistent fever followed by development of lymphadenopathy and was diagnosed as Kikuchi Fujimotos disease based on lymph node biopsy. Although an SLE workup was done and she initially did not meet the American Rheumatology Association (ARA) diagnostic criteria for lupus.The lymph node biopsy did not show typical features of SLE. At last criteria of SLE became obvious with time and case was diagnosed as SLE.

J Bangladesh Coll Phys Surg 2014; 32: 231-234

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Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka



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Published

2015-12-28

How to Cite

Islam, M. R., Manik, A. H., Jeeba, J., Kasru, M. O., Mohammed, R. H., & Amin, M. R. (2015). Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Simulating Kikuchi Fujimoto’s Disease: A Case Report. Journal of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons, 32(4), 231–234. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v32i4.26112

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