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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