Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
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Revised: 3 July 2013, last major update June 2006
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- Due to Brucella abortus, melitensis or suis
- Either occupational or food-related (milk and cheese)
- Fever, hepatosplenomegaly, rarely lymphadenopathy
- 22 year old woman with Kikuchi-Fujimoto necrotizing lymphadenitis associated with brucellosis (Sangre (Barc) 1992;37:201)
- 43 year old man with B. melitensis and subsequent Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (In Vivo 2003;17:51)
- Follicular hyperplasia, clusters of epithelioid histiocytes that may form large noncaseating granulomas
- Eosinophils, plasma cells, immunoblasts
End of Lymph nodes - not lymphoma > Infectious/parasitic disorders > Brucellosis
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