Public Health and Primary CareCase Report

Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease Heralding Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Jonathan A. Aun, DO, and Matthew J. Hubbard, DO
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Received: July 10, 2020

Accepted: July 13, 2020

Published: October 5, 2020

J Am Osteopath Assoc; 120(12): 934-939

In this case report, the authors discuss a patient with a rare entity, Kikuchi Fujimoto Disease, which exhibited unique osteopathic structural examination findings, including enlarged cervical lymph nodes in conjunction with a Chapman reflex (CR). This report highlights the critical importance of histological examination of the lymph nodes. Additionally, it reminds physicians to consider the ways in which CR can potentially contribute to the diagnostic process.

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