Eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis and concurrent Kimura's disease treated with mepolizumab

Jacqueline Ho, Sophie Walter, Richard J. Harvey

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Abstract

Kimura's disease is a rare, benign, chronic inflammatory disorder characterised by its eosinophilic infiltrate. Patients often present with one or more progressively enlarging subcutaneous lymph nodes in the head and neck region or enlarging salivary glands. We describe the case of a 26-year-old man presenting with severe peripheral eosinophilia and upper airway inflammatory symptoms, who later developed cervical lymphadenopathy and formally diagnosed with Kimura's disease. Based on our English-language MEDLINE literature search, to our knowledge this is the first case report describing treatment of Kimura's disease with mepolizumab.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere232627
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Ear
  • ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology
  • nasal polyps
  • nose and throat

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