Journal Article

Kikuchi's Disease: A Rare Cause of Meningitis?

Mahdad Noursadeghi, Nayef Aqel and Geoffrey Pasvol

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 41, issue 8, pages e80-e82
Published in print October 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/444563
Kikuchi's Disease: A Rare Cause of Meningitis?

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We present a case of Kikuchi's disease causing meningitis associated with fever and treated successfully with corticosteroids alone. This is considered to be rare but provides an instructive example of how the diagnosis may be confused with that of tuberculous meningitis and highlights the importance of histopatholgical analysis.

Journal Article.  1882 words.  Illustrated.

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

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