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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77-79

Steroid therapy in Kimura's disease


1 Department of Paediatrics, Father Muller Medical College and Hospital, Kankanady, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Father Muller Medical College and Hospital, Kankanady, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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K Varadaraj Shenoy
Department of Paediatrics, Father Muller Medical College and Hospital, Kankanady, Mangalore - 575 002, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-9727.128958

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Kimura's disease is a rare condition and generally presents as non-tender subcutaneous swellings in the head and neck region, primarily seen in young Asian males. We report a case of Kimura's disease, who presented to us with swelling in the head and neck region, histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis. Investigations showed eosinophilia and raised immunoglobulin E levels. The swelling which recurred after excision subsided following short course of steroid therapy.


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