JOURNAL ARTICLE

Kimura disease: No age or ethnicity limit

Fares E AlGhamdi, Talal A Al-Khatib, Hani Z Marzouki, Mohammed A AlGarni
Saudi Medical Journal 2016, 37 (3): 315-9
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Kimura disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that mainly manifests as a lump in the cervical region. Although the underlying pathophysiology is not clear yet, the diagnosis can be established based on specific histopathological characteristics. The first case of this disease was described in China, as well as the majority of subsequent cases that were also described in the Far East countries made Kimura disease traditionally a disease of adult patients of Asian descent. This report describes the occurrence of Kimura disease in pediatric non-Asian patient with a similar clinicopathologic presentation.

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