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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 346-349

Kimura's disease: A challenge to the cytologist


Department of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Indranil Chakrabarti
Department of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College, Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling - 734 012, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_59_20

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Kimura's disease is a rare idiopathic chronic inflammatory disease which usually presents as deep-seated subcutaneous swelling in the head and neck region. Accompanied by lymphadenopathy, peripheral eosinophilia, and elevated immunoglobulin E levels, it is more prevalent among young Asian males. Here, I report the case of a 20-year-old male presenting with left posterior cervical lymph node swelling. Based on proper clinical setting and characteristic cytological features, a cytological diagnosis of Kimura's disease was rendered which was later confirmed by histopathological examination.


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