Inflammatory / infectious / autoimmune / systemic disorders
Kimura disease

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 8 February 2018, last major update October 2013

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PubMed Search: Kimura disease [title] ear

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Kimura disease. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/earkimura.html. Accessed July 22nd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Asians, usually males
  • Large subcutaneous nodules, usually in head and neck, with regional lymphadenopathy and peripheral eosinophilia
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Prominent lymphoid proliferation, sparse vascular proliferation
  • Often extends to fascia and skeletal muscle
  • Adipose tissue is often fibrotic
  • Eosinophils are common
Differential diagnosis