Kimura’s disease -An Unusual Presentation Involving Subcutaneous Tissue, Parotid Gland and Lymph Node

Sah, Parul and Kamath, Abhay Taranath and Aramanadka, Chithra and Radhakrishnan, Raghu (2013) Kimura’s disease -An Unusual Presentation Involving Subcutaneous Tissue, Parotid Gland and Lymph Node. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 17 (3). pp. 455-459.

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Kimura’s disease is a rare chronic inflammatory condition of uncertain etiology which has an affinity for the Asian population. It primarily involves the head and neck region, presenting as deep subcutaneous masses and is often accompanied by regional lymphadenopathy and salivary gland involvement. Peripheral blood eosinophilia and elevated serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels are characteristic features and the microscopic picture reveals lymphoid proliferation with eosinophilic infiltration. For years, Kimura’s disease was believed to be identical to or part of the same disease spectrum as angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE). Recent reports, however, have confirmed that the two are, in fact, separate entities. We report a case of Kimura’s disease in a 22‑year‑old Indian male who presented with a subcutaneous mass, parotid enlargement and lymphadenopathy. The clinical presentation was suggestive of Kimura’s disease and microscopic examination following biopsy of the lesion allowed us to make a definitive diagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia; Kimura disease; Lymphadenopathy; Parotid gland
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Pathology and Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 09:18
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 09:18

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