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Korean J Pediatr 2012 November;55(11) :445-448.
Published online 2012 July 25.        doi:
A case of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease with autoimmune thyroiditis
Eun Ji Go (Go EJ), You Jin Jung (Jung YJ), Seung Beom Han (Han SB), Byung Kyu Suh (Suh BK), Jin Han Kang (Kang JH)
Department of Pediatrics, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Jin Han Kang ,Tel: 82 2 2258 2828, Fax: 82 2 537 4544, Email:
Copyright © 2012 by The Korean Pediatric Society
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a benign self-limiting disease characterized by fever and lymphadenitis. The etiology and pathogenesis of KFD is unclear. However, two hypotheses have been suggested: a viral infection hypothesis and an autoimmune hypothesis. Several KFD patients with various types of autoimmune diseases have been reported, and these reports support the hypothesis for autoimmune pathogenesis of KFD. Here, we report the case of a 17-year-old female patient diagnosed with KFD and autoimmune thyroiditis. This case serves as additional evidence that the etiology of KFD is autoimmune origin.
Keywords: Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis | Autoimmune disease | Autoimmune thyroiditis
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