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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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
Pages (from-to)e39
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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