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Archives de pédiatrie
Volume 22, n° 6
pages 602-604 (juin 2015)
Doi : 10.1016/j.arcped.2013.04.016
Received : 17 December 2012 ;  accepted : 22 April 2013
High procalcitonin and thrombocytopenic purpura in a case of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease
Une procalcitonine élevée et un purpura thrombopénique chez un cas de maladie de Kikuchi-Fujimoto

A. de Luca a, b, , A. Parizel b, G. Fromont c, P. Roblot d, F. Roblot e, C. Gambert-Abdel Rahman b, R. Hankard a, b
a Inserm CIC0802, 86000 Poitiers, France 
b Pédiatrie multidisciplinaire-Nutrition de l’enfant, CHU de Poitiers, 86000 Poitiers, France 
c Laboratoire d’anatomie et cytologie pathologiques, CHU de Poitiers, 86000 Poitiers, France 
d Médecine interne, CHU de Poitiers, 86000 Poitiers, France 
e Maladies infectieuses et tropicales, CHU de Poitiers, 86000 Poitiers, France 

Corresponding author. Pédiatrie multidisciplinaire-Nutrition de l’enfant, Inserm CIC 0802, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Poitiers, BP 577, 2, rue de la Milétrie, 86021 Poitiers cedex, France.

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is a mild and rare idiopathic disease, particularly in children. It is mostly characterized by painful cervical lymphadenopathy and/or prolonged fever and confirmed by histology. We report a case of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease in a 14-year-old teenager with high procalcitonin concentration and thrombocytopenic purpura.

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La maladie de Kikuchi-Fujimoto ou lymphadénite histiocytaire nécrosante est une maladie idiopathique, bénigne et rare. Elle se caractérise le plus souvent par des lymphadénopathies cervicales régionales douloureuses ou une fièvre prolongée. La confirmation diagnostique se fait sur l’histologie. Les cas pédiatriques sont très peu fréquents. Nous rapportons un cas chez un adolescent de 14ans et demi ayant présenté une élévation de la procalcitonine et un purpura thrombopénique.

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