Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis preceding systemic lupus erythematosus

A. Komócsi, E. Tóvári, L. Pajor, L. Czirják

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)


Necrotizing histiocytic lymphadenopathy (NHL) is a rarely observed clinical entity that is occasionally associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The histological features of the condition have been considered to be indistinguishable from those of lymphadenitis in subjects with SLE, and the clinical symptoms of the two disorders share common features. This report presents the case history of a subject who developed SLE with central nervous system involvement 3 years following onset of Kikuchi's disease (histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis). Repeated lymph node biopsies confirmed the diagnosis in relation to the clinical progression. A review of the literature on this topic is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-480
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 20 2001


  • Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis preceding systemic lupus erythematosus'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this