Journal Article

Pyrexia of Unknown Origin: Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease

Ali Parappil, A. A. Rifaath, Suhail A. R. Doi, Ejaz Pathan and S. K. Surrun

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 39, issue 1, pages 138-143
Published in print July 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/421267
Pyrexia of Unknown Origin: Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease

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A case of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is presented in the context of pyrexia of unknown origin. Although no specific etiology has been identified, several reported cases are associated with a variety of viruses, toxoplasma, or systemic lupus erythematosus. We present a case and discuss the implications for management.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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