Inflammatory / infectious / autoimmune / systemic disorders
Kimura disease

Topic Completed: 1 October 2013

Revised: 07 January 2019

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PubMed Search: Kimura disease [title] ear

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Kimura disease. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/earkimura.html. Accessed August 8th, 2020.
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
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