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Kikuchi's necrotising lymphadenitis

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 June 2007

James W. Fairley*
Department of ENT Department, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF.
Simon Cross
Department of Histopathology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF.
John D. Shaw
Department of ENT Department, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF.
Garry W. Glover
Department of ENT Department, Mount Vernan Hospital, Middlesex.
Michael H. Bennett
Department of Honorary Consultant Pathologist, Mount Vernon Hospital, Middlesex.
Mr Fairley, ENT Department, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF. Fax No. (0742) 725962


Three cases of Kikuchi's necrotizing lymphadenitiswithout granulocytic infiltration presented to the ENT department as cervical lymphadenopathy with neutropaenia. Differential diagnosis from malignant lymphoma was difficult both clinically and histopathologically. Two recovered spontaneously without treatment within three months, one improved initially but was lost to follow-up after one month.

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