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Kikuchi disease associated with Group C Streptococcus: a case report

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is an idiopathic histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis with an autoimmune component triggered by the involvement of CD8 cytotoxic T lymphocyte due to a genetic predisposition. Cases are diagnosed more frequently in female patients, especially in young adults, in all races, more commonly in East Asia, and only isolated in Europe and America. We present the case of a 51-years-old Caucasian male, diagnosed with Kikuchi disease associated with the evolution of a Group C Streptococcus pharyngitis.

Author(s): Victoria BƮrlutiu, Rares Mircea BƮrlutiu, Ioan Sorin Zaharie