Joshi S, Bhatia A, Tayal N, Gupta R, Tandon R. Necrotizing Lymphadenitis: not always Tuberculosis; its Kikuchi-Fujimoto’s disease. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis. Oct 2019 IJTB409

Post Date: November 24, 2021

Kikuchi-Fujimoto’s disease is an uncommon self limiting, benign cause of generalised lymphadenopathy with fever. It can present as a triad of fever, night sweats and lymphadenopathy which resembles more common causes like tuberculosis and lymphoma. Being an endemic country a patient may be treated on the lines of tuberculosis often. We present case of a young female who was diagnosed as Kikuchi-Fujimoto’s disease after not responding to antitubercular treatment. Pathologists and Clinicians must be aware of this condition to prevent unnecessary treatment.

Keywords: Lymphadenopathy; Necrotizing lymphadenitis; Tuberculosis.