Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease (KFD) is also known as Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis. It is very rare, noncancerous and self-limiting Auto-Immune disease but mostly suspected as cancer, tuberculosis and systemic lupus erythematosus. It has symptoms such as cervical lymphadenopathy (enlargement of lymph nodes), low fever, headache, fatigue, night sweats and muscles pain. It typically affects young females aged between 20-35 years and mostly affects Asian populations. The main identification of KFD is characterized by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology by taking blood sample from the swollen lymph node. Diagnosis is also possible with Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy. Treatment for this disease has not been established. Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs or steroids are in use to ease the tenderness of lymph node and fever.
Jasleen Kaur, Atif Khurshid Wani, Bijay Kumar Yadav* and Bhuban Subedi