Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 109–112 | Cite as

Kimura’s Disease: Report of a Case & Review of Literature

Case Report

Abstract

Kimura’s disease is an uncommon allergic disorder of unknown etiology affecting sporadic populations. A male patient in his third decade presented with a swelling in his left facial region. His investigations showed a raised eosinophil count. The lesion was excised surgically. He was put on a short term steroid therapy. Biopsy revealed it as Kimura’s disease. Subsequent follow-ups have been satisfactory with no recurrences.

Keywords

Kimura Eosinophilia Angiolymphoid hyperplasia 

Notes

Conflict of interest

None declared.

References

  1. 1.
    Armstrong WB, Allison G, Pena F, Kim JK (1998) Kimura’s disease: two case reports and a literature review. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 107:1066–1071PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Atar S, Oberman AS, Ben-Izhak O, Flatau E (1994) Recurrent nephrotic syndrome associated with Kimura’s disease in a young non-Oriental male. Nephron 68:259–261PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Chen H, Thompson LD, Aguilera NS, Abbondanzo SL (2004) Kimura’s disease: A clinicopathologic study of 21 cases. Am J Surg Pathol 28:505–513PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Chusid MJ, Rock AL, Sty JR, Oechler HW, Beste DJ (1997) Kimura’s disease: an unusual cause of cervical tumour. Arch Dis Child 77:153–154PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Googe PB, Harris NL, Mihm MC Jr (1987) Kimura’s disease and angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia: two distinct histopathological entities. J Cutan Pathol 14:263–271PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Kim HT, Szeto C (1937) Eosinophilic hyperplastic lymphogranuloma, comparison with Mikulicz’s disease [in Chinese]. Chin Med J 23:699–700Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Kimura T, Yoshimura S, Ishikawa E (1948) On the unusual granulation combined with hyperplastic changes of lymphatic tissue. Trans Soc Pathol Jpn. 37:179–180Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Mitsui M, Ogino S, Ochi K, Ohashi T (1996) Three cases of eosinophilic lymphfolliculoid granuloma of the soft tissue originating from the parotid gland. Acta Otolaryngol Suppl 522:130–132PubMedGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Rajpoot DK, Pahl M, Clark J (2000) Nephrotic syndrome associated with Kimura disease. Pediatr Nephrol 14:486–488PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Sun QF, Xu DZ, Pan SH et al (2008) Kimura disease: review of the literature. Intern Med J 38(8):668–672PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Kaneko K, Aoki M, Hattori S, Sato M, Kawana S (1999) Successful treatment of Kimura’s disease with cyclosporine. J Am Acad Dermatol 41(5):893–894PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Fouda MA, Gheith O (2010) Kimura Disease: a case report and review of the literature with a new management protocol. Int J Nephrol 2010:01–04CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral & Maxillofacial SurgerySCB Dental College, AOMSICuttackIndia

Personalised recommendations