Kimura’s disease in a Nigerian: Case report

  • A. O. Adisa
  • S.E. Udeabor
  • B.F. Adeyemi
  • A.O. Akinyamoju
  • G.O. Ogun


Kimura’s disease (KD) is a chronic inflammatory disease presenting as multiple  subcutaneous swellings within the head and neck region. Aetiology has been suggested to be due to allergy or an immune response and it’s predominantly seen in young and middle-aged males. Histopathologically, hyperplasia of lymphoid tissue, with well-developed lymphoid follicles and marked infiltration of eosinophils are seen. KD is a relatively rare disease previously reported to be endemic in Asians of Chinese decent. However, they can constitute a diagnostic challenge where there is low index of suspicion. Therefore, we report a case of KD in an adult male Nigerian.

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