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Ann Dermatol. 2010 Feb;22(1):57-60. doi: 10.5021/ad.2010.22.1.57. Epub 2010 Feb 28.

An Unusual Clinical Presentation of Kimura's Disease Occurring on the Buttock of a Five-year-old Boy.

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Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.


Kimura's disease is a rare inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology primarily seen in young Asian males. It is characterized by painless subcutaneous masses, blood and tissue eosinophilia, and markedly elevated serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels. Clinically, the subcutaneous nodules occur predominantly in the head and neck. However, we report the case of a five-year-old boy presenting with an asymptomatic solitary brown pigmented nodule on the left buttock diagnosed with Kimura's disease. Here we describe the diagnosis and treatment of this unusual case.


Buttock; Kimura's disease; Preschool child

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