HSS Journal

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 169–177 | Cite as

Overlap Between Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Kikuchi Fujimoto Disease

A Clinical Pathology Conference held by the Department of Rheumatology at Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Jessica K. GordonEmail author
  • Cynthia Magro
  • Theresa Lu
  • Robert Schneider
  • April Chiu
  • Richard R. Furman
  • Garron Solomon
  • Anne Bass
  • Doruk Erkan
Clinical Pathology Conference

CPC: overlap between systemic lupus erythematosus and kikuchi fujimoto disease

Case presentation

A 33-year-old African-Caribbean man with a history of possible Kikuchi Fujimoto disease (KFD) versus systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was evaluated for 3 weeks of fevers to 38.9°C and cough accompanied by fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, diffuse rash, lymphadenopathy, and oral and nasal ulcers.

His past medical history was significant for a hospitalization for febrile neutropenia 2 years prior to this evaluation. At that time, he presented with 2 weeks of fever, shaking chills, malaise, arthralgia, and myalgia. This had been preceded by 2 months of fatigue, 10-lb weight loss, and the development of scarring alopecia. He was noted at this time to have had diffuse lymphadenopathy, including the occipital, anterior, and posterior cervical regions. He also was found to have malar erythema, oral ulcers, and a rash on his scalp, ears, face, chest, arms, and legs. The rash was characterized by...


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patient Hydroxychloroquine Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Phenotypic Profile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jessica K. Gordon
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cynthia Magro
    • 2
  • Theresa Lu
    • 1
  • Robert Schneider
    • 3
  • April Chiu
    • 4
  • Richard R. Furman
    • 5
  • Garron Solomon
    • 2
  • Anne Bass
    • 1
  • Doruk Erkan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RheumatologyHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatopathologyWeill-Cornell Medical College-New York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of PathologyWeill-Cornell Medical College-New York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.Division of Hematology and OncologyWeill-Cornell Medical College–New York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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