Volume 18, Number 68 (Jan 2009)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2009, 18(68): 84-88 | Back to browse issues page


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Mohsenpour B, Nikkhoo B. Report of a case : Kimura disease. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2009; 18 (68) :84-88
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-529-en.html

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Kimura is a rare disease that its etiology is not defined exactly. Immunologic and allergic responses are the probable cause of disease. Kimura is most often reported mostly in Asian men. Kimura is presented by subcutaneous nodule or multiple nodules in head and neck region. This Disease is benign. The kimura disease is rare and until 1994 about 120 were reported. In our literature research one documented case was reported in Iran. Treatment of disease include surgery, corticosteroid and cyclosporine. The presented case was a 36 years old man with right parotid gland and submentum lymph nodes enlargement. Excision of mass was done and kimura was documented by pathological examination. Recurrence of disease was happened and treatment was done by cyclosporine, prednisolon and cetirizine. kimura is a very rare disease that may be mistaken with malignancy. Therapy includes surgical excision and medical treatment. Correct diagnosis of disease can prevent radical surgery.
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