Histological and immunological studies on eosinophilic granuloma of soft tissue, so-called Kimura's disease

Authors


Dr Tooru Takenaka, Wakayama Medical College Hospital, Department of Clinical Laboratory, 1-Banchi, 7-Bancho, Wakayama, Japan.

Summary

Increase of serum IgE with frequent localization of IgE in the germinal centres, mast cell hyperplasia in lymph nodes and changes of specific granules in the infiltrated eosinophils, such as roughness of the matrix and appearance of tubular structures together with fusing and disappearance of the core, were demonstrated in eosinophilic granuloma of the soft tissue, so-called Kimura's disease, in association with increase of anti-Candida IgE antibody.

It is suggested that this disease may be due to atopic allergy to Candida albicans.

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