Kikuchi disease, or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a benign illness characterized by fever and cervical lymphadenopathy predominantly in young women. It has a self-limiting course. Skin changes occur in about one-third of patients and are of a nonspecific nature. A case of Kikuchi disease with cutaneous involvement in the guise of erythema multiforme and a facial rash is reported. The differential diagnosis with systemic lupus erythematosus and Rowell syndrome is discussed.
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Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
Department of Pathology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
October 1, 2001