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Kimura’s disease: an unusual cause of cervical tumour
  1. M J Chusida,
  2. A L Rocka,
  3. J R Styb,
  4. H W Oechlerc,
  5. D J Bested
  1. aChildren’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin: Department of Pediatrics, bDepartment of Radiology, cDepartment of Pathology, dDepartment of Otolaryngology
  1. Dr Michael J Chusid, Department of Pediatrics, MFRC, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA.


An 11 year old Chinese boy developed a unilateral cervical mass associated with pronounced eosinophilia and a marked increase in IgE concentrations. A biopsy sample showed massive eosinophilic tissue infiltration consistent with Kimura’s disease. This disorder should be suspected when the clinical triad of painless unilateral cervical adenopathy, hypereosinophilia, and hyper-IgE is present, particularly in male Asian patients.

  • lymphadenopathy
  • eosinophilia
  • hyper-immunoglobulinaemia

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