A rare cause of pleural effusion: adult onset Still's disease
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CitationDemirbas, S., Kutlu, O., Kandemir, B., Sakin, A. (2015). A rare cause of pleural effusion: adult onset Still's disease. İstanbul Kuzey Klinikleri, 2, 2, 155-158.
Adult onset Stills disease is a rare systemic inflammatory disorder. At the onset of the disease sore throat, pharyngitis; which does not respond to antibiotics, one or two times peaking febrile episodes, marked salmoncolored rash on the trunk and extremities, arthralgia, arthritis, myalgia, fatigue, loss of appetite with nausea and weight loss; hepatosplenomegaly and lymphadenopathy can be seen. Among laboratory examinations levels of ferritin and other acute phase reactants distinctly rise, and neutrophilic leukocytosis; ANA and RF negativity are detected. Pleural and pericardial effusions, transient pulmonary infiltration, and rarely myocarditis can be seen during the course of the disease. Here we report a patient who was examined for fever of unknown origin and diagnosed with adult onset Stills disease which is a rare etiology of pleural effusion.
Sourceİstanbul Kuzey Klinikleri