Cervical lymph node enlargement is probably the most frequently detected childhood lymph-adenopathy. We report 2 cases of cervical lymphadenopathy in children associated with hyper-IgE and eosinophilia, displaying the features of necrotizing eosinophilic granulomatosis. Imrnu-nohistochemical analysis and a serological work-up failed to elucidate the underlying etiology. We would like to call the attention of physicians and pathologists to this unusual clinical picture, different from the fatal form of necrotizing eosinophilic granulomatosis, and we suggest a role for the eosinophils in the pathologic appearance of the lymph nodes..
- Cervical lymphadenopathy
- Necrotizing eosinophilic granulomatosis