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Rivista Italiana di Chirurgia Maxillo-Facciale 2004 August-December;15(2-3):83-5

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Kimura’s disease with parotid and orbital location in childhood

Burlini D. 1, Manenti C. 2, Morandi A. 1, Rossi Brunori P. 3

1 Department of Pediatric Maxillo-Facial Children’s Hospital, Brescia Civic Hospital, Brescia, Italy 2 Maxillo-Facial Specialization School University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy 3 Department of Ophalmology University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy


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Kimura’s disease is a rare immunological condition only occurring in oriental patients, with benign characteristics and specific clinical and anatomo-pathological signs. Based on a literature review and personal experience, two cases of Kimura’s disease with parotid and orbital location in children are discussed in clinical and therapeutic terms.

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