Abstract

A CASE OF LYMPHADENOPATHY- KIKUCHI WITH SLE

Author(s): Krishnamurthy Kodandasamy, Sreejitha Kodakkattil Sreevilasan , Ramya Korapati

Kikuchi disease is a rare form of necrotising lymphadenopathy which has been associated with many autoimmune diseases. We are reporting the case of a 40-year-old female patient who presented with lymphadenopathy and pancytopenia who was proven to have Kikuchi disease coexisting with SLE. A 40-year-old female presented to us with history of high grade fever with chills of 10 days duration. It was associated with loss of weight and appetite. There was no h/o cough, breathlessness, joint pain or swelling, skin rash or photosensitivity.