Cutaneous Kikuchi Disease Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Nov 14, 2019
  • Author: Jenny E Liles, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

The main differential diagnosis for cutaneous Kikuchi disease (KD) is cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

Other considerations for KD in general include the following:

  • Lymphoma, including Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Infection, including tuberculosis, syphilis, histoplasmosis, leprosy, cat scratch fever, infectious mononucleosis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus [9, 29]

Differential Diagnoses