The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2010 , Vol 52 , Num 5
An Extremely Rare Cause of Generalized Lymphadenopathy in Children: Kimura's Disease
Departments of Pediatrics, 2Pathology, and Pediatric Surgery, Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Medicine, Aydın, Turkey Çeçen E, Kaçar-Döger F, Etensel B. An extremely rare cause of generalized lymphadenopathy in children: Kimura's disease. Turk J Pediatr 2010;52: 534-537.

Kimura's disease, characterized by a triad of painless subcutaneous masses in the head and neck, prominent eosinophilia and markedly elevated immunoglobulin E levels, is an uncommon idiopathic, chronic inflammatory disease that usually affects young and middle-aged Asian males. Kimura's disease is known usually as a localized process and is an extremely rare cause of generalized lymphadenopathy in children. We report an eight-year-old Turkish boy with Kimura's disease who presented with generalized lymphadenopathy masquerading as malignant lymphoma. Keywords : Kimura's disease, generalized lymphadenopathy, children, immunoglobulin E, eosinophilia.

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