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A rare cause of axillary lymphadenopathy: Kikuchi's disease
  1. Gurdeep Singh Mannu1,
  2. Farid Ahmed1,
  3. Giles Cunnick2,
  4. Katharine Sheppard3
  1. 1Department of Breast Surgery, Wycombe Hospital, Buckinghamshire, UK
  2. 2Departmentof General Surgery, Bucks NHS Trust, Buckinghamshire, UK
  3. 3Department of Pathology, Bucks NHS Trust, Buckinghamshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gurdeep Singh Mannu, gurdeepmannu{at}, mannu{at}

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A healthy 19-year-old woman presented to her general practitioner with a 2-month history of a right axillary lump. There were no breast lesions and a general clinical examination was unremarkable. The lump was thought to be an enlarged lymph node so the patient was given several courses of antibiotics with little benefit. Tests for lymphoma and systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE) were negative. The patient was subsequently referred to the breast clinic …

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