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Baffled with fever and lymphadenopathy: neither infection nor malignancy, think Kikuchi disease

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Kikuchi disease is a rare, benign condition of unknown aetiology, which usually involves young women and is characterised by cervical lymphadenopathy and fever. Herein, we are reporting a case of a young Asian woman, who presented with fever and lymphadenopathy raising possibility of either infection or malignancy but after appropriate clinical investigations including lymph node biopsy, it turned out to be Kikuchi disease. She made an uneventful complete recovery with only symptomatic treatment.

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