Kimura disease: No age or ethnicity limit

Saudi Med J. 2016 Mar;37(3):315-9. doi: 10.15537/smj.2016.3.14448.


Kimura disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that mainly manifests as a lump in the cervical region. Although the underlying pathophysiology is not clear yet, the diagnosis can be established based on specific histopathological characteristics. The first case of this disease was described in China, as well as the majority of subsequent cases that were also described in the Far East countries made Kimura disease traditionally a disease of adult patients of Asian descent. This report describes the occurrence of Kimura disease in pediatric non-Asian patient with a similar clinicopathologic presentation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
  • Age of Onset
  • Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia / diagnostic imaging*
  • Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia / drug therapy
  • Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia / pathology
  • Arabs*
  • Child
  • Histamine H1 Antagonists, Non-Sedating / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Loratadine / therapeutic use
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Histamine H1 Antagonists, Non-Sedating
  • Loratadine