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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1995;29(1): 113-115.
Lymphadenopathy of Kimura's disease Associated with Nephrotic Syndrome: A case report.
Bohong Hee Kim, Myung Suk Kang, Young Hee Maeng, Young Koo Park, Juhie Lee, Moon Ho Yang
Department of Pathology, Kyung Hee University Collage of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Kimura's disease is an important category of reactive lymphadenopathy especially among Asians. It is a chronic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology and is characterized by angiolymphoid proliferation and eosinophilia. The patient was a 17-year-old man with a 3-year-history of submandibular lymphadenopathy Who was referred to Kyung Hee University Hospital for evaluation of enlarging mass. He had a history of nephrotic syndrome for 7-8 years since 1984. Laboratory findings were not specific except for peripheral blood eosinophilia. The submandibular lymph node showed florid germinal enters, increased postcapillary venules in the paracortex, eosinophilic infiltration, and sclerosis. In this paper, a case of lymphadenopathy of Kimura's disease associated with nephrotic syndrome is reported.
Key Words: Kimura's disease; Lymphadenopathy; Nephrotic syndrome