Kimura's disease

a diagnostic challenge.

Avinash K. Shetty, Michael W. Beaty, William F. McGuirt, Charles R. Woods, Laurence B. Givner

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Abstract

Kimura's disease is a rare inflammatory disorder of unknown cause, primarily seen in young Asian males. The disease is characterized by a triad of painless subcutaneous masses in the head or neck region, blood and tissue eosinophilia, and markedly elevated serum immunoglobulin E levels. We describe an 11-year-old Asian boy with Kimura's disease who presented with a chronic left neck mass. The diagnosis was based on the characteristic histopathologic findings after surgical excision in conjunction with peripheral eosinophilia and elevated serum immunoglobulin E levels. Pediatricians in western countries should be aware of the clinical presentation of Kimura's disease.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatrics
Volume110
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2002
Externally publishedYes

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Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia
Eosinophilia
Immunoglobulin E
Neck
Serum
Head

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Shetty, A. K., Beaty, M. W., McGuirt, W. F., Woods, C. R., & Givner, L. B. (2002). Kimura's disease: a diagnostic challenge. Pediatrics, 110(3).
Shetty, Avinash K. ; Beaty, Michael W. ; McGuirt, William F. ; Woods, Charles R. ; Givner, Laurence B. / Kimura's disease : a diagnostic challenge. In: Pediatrics. 2002 ; Vol. 110, No. 3.
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