Brainstem encephalitis with Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease

Saad Shafqat, Saima Bano Memon, Shiraz Hyder, Sheema H. Hasan, Raymond A. Smego

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A case of young woman is described who developed clinical and MRI features of brainstem encephalitis in the setting of fever and cervical lymphadenopathy. Lymph node biopsy revealed histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease), which may reflect host response to an unspecified immune insult.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-664
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003


  • Brainstem
  • Encephalitis
  • Lymphadenitis
  • Lymphadenopathy


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