Volume 16, Number 2, June 2004

Kimura's Disease

Uma Raman,1 Kannan Ranganathan,2 Modali Uma Devi,2 Thillai Rajasekaran Saraswati2

1Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and 2Department of Oral Pathology, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Uthandi, Chennai, India

A 13-year-old Indian boy with Kimura's disease presenting as a tumour-like swelling of the cheek and submandibular regions is reported and the literature reviewed. A distinction between Kimura's disease and angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia is made in the differential diagnosis of eosinophilia-associated diseases and reactive lymphadenopathy.

Key words: Eosinophils, Kimura disease, Lymphoproliferative disorders

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2004;16:126-129.
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