Kimura’s Disease in Malay Patients
Shahrul H., and Baharudin A., and Effat O., (2007) Kimura’s Disease in Malay Patients. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 62 (3). pp. 263-264. ISSN 0300-5283
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Hospital Seremban. Dept. of ORL-HNS.
Universiti Sains Malaysia. School of Medical Sciences. Dept. of ORL-HNS.
Universiti Sains Malaysia. School of Medical Sciences. Dept. of Pathology.
Kimura’s Disease (KD) is an uncommon, chronic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology which is endemic in Orientals. It is characterized by painless, large solitary or multiple nodules in subcutis of head and neck region or the major salivary glands, associated with regional lymphadenopathy, blood eosinophilia and elevated IgE levels. Its treatment ranging from conservative observation in asymptomatic patient to surgical resection of the mass, corticotherapy and irradiation therapy for the symptomatic ones.
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