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Ann Maxillofac Surg. 2019 Jan-Jun;9(1):183-187. doi: 10.4103/ams.ams_159_17.

KIMURA'S Disease - An E[X]clusive Condition.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SRM Kattankulathur Dental College and Hospital, SRM University, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India.


Kimura's disease is a rare autoimmune disease of unrecognized etiology. Due to its unspecific clinical presentation and laboratory studies, Kimura's is a diagnosis of exclusion . A systematic multidisciplinary approach is mandatory to rule out the other common causes of cervicofacial lymphadenopathy. A thorough Histopathological examination including immunohistochemical analysis along with the presence of specific biochemical markers, including raised Absolute eosinophilic count is necessary to conclude the diagnosis as Kimura's Disease. In this article we present a case of a middle aged Asian woman with cervicofacial lymphadenopathy with no associated illness. The above described protocol of clinical, radiological and histolopathological investigations was followed before establishing the final diagnosis of Kimura's. The review of literature on contemporary management and prognosis is discussed.


Cervicofacial lymphadenopathy; Kimura's disease; immunohistochemistry

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