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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 3028-3031

Mepolizumab as an effective treatment for Kimura's disease associated with ulcerative colitis: A case report

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Prince Mohammed Medical City Security, Aljouf, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Security Forces Hospital (SFH), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Abdulrahman Nasiri
Department of Internal Medicine, Security Forces Hospital (SFH), Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_373_19

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Kimura's disease was first described by Kimura and Sceto in China in 1937. Kimura disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of idiopathic etiology. The clinical presentation of Kimura's disease is painless solitary or multiple subcutaneous nodules, asymmetric, mostly in the head and neck region with often association with lymphadenopathy. Typically, the nodules are found on preauricular, submandibular, and popliteal regions as well as oral cavity, larynx, and parotid glands. In the present report, we describe a case of a 27-year-old male presented to our hospital with history of right neck and lip swelling for 10 days. In the history, the patient mentioned that he had bloody diarrhea four to six times day and he lost 10 kg in 1 month. The specimen was sent for histopathological examination which showed the lymph node architecture is preserved with significant increase number of eosinophils which is consistent with Kimura's disease. There is no agreement on the management aspects in Kimura's disease so far. The primary treatment for Kimura's disease includes surgical resection. Additional medical therapy including regional or systemic steroid therapy, cytotoxic therapy, and radiation has also been utilized. Considered as an inflammatory process, the disease has an excellent prognosis, although it may recur locally and wax and wane over time.

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