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A Case of Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease Associated with Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Infection
Clin Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2019;26:83-6.
Published online October 31, 2019
© 2019 Korean Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Sang Hoon Kim1, Jae Min Lee1, Mi Jin Gu2 and Ji Young Ahn1

Departments of 1Pediatrics and 2Pathology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea
Correspondence to: Ji Young Ahn
Department of Pediatrics, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, 170 Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu 42415, Korea
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Received July 16, 2019; Revised September 24, 2019; Accepted September 27, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a self-limiting disease characterized by subacute necrotizing lymphadenitis. This benign disease is frequently associated with prolonged fever and mostly occurs in young Asian women. KFD is generally diagnosed using a biopsy of affected lymph nodes and spontaneously resolves in several months. Although the causative agent is believed to be infectious, the etiology remains unknown. Some cases of KFD are associated with viral infections, including Epstein-Barr virus, human herpes virus 6, and parvovirus B19 infection. Herein, we report a case of KFD associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection.
Keywords: Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, Mycoplasma pneumoniae
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