IJNS 2016; 05(02): 110-113
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1585425
Case Report
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Kikuchi–Fujimoto Disease Presenting as Brachial Plexus Neuritis: A Case Report

Rakesh Gupta
1  Department of Neurosurgery SAIMS Medical College and P.G. Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
,
Akshat Kayal
1  Department of Neurosurgery SAIMS Medical College and P.G. Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
,
Vishwesh Rajawat
2  Department of Pathology, SAIMS Medical College and P.G. Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Publication History

06 April 2015

18 December 2015

Publication Date:
14 July 2016 (eFirst)

  

Abstract

Kikuchi–Fujimoto disease is a rare, idiopathic, self-limiting necrotizing lymphadenitis of unknown etiology. It usually affects young Asian women. Clinically, it closely resembles with tuberculosis or lymphomas. This pathology has occasionally been associated with various cardiac, renal, pulmonary, and other systemic complications. The association of the disease in context to other neurological pathologies is even more sporadic. We report a case of Kikuchi–Fujimoto disease in a 56-year-old woman associated with the rare presentation as brachial plexus neuritis. The diagnosis was established histopathologically upon surgical resection of lesion. We discuss the peculiar features of presentation, pathological elements, surgical management, and postoperative outcome with special emphasis on complications of this clinical entity.