Adult onset still's disease presenting with acute respiratory distress syndrome: Case report and review of the literature

Anisha Bharadwaj Dua, Augustine M. Manadan, John P. Case

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Abstract

Introduction: Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by rash, leukocytosis, fevers, and arthralgias. Pulmonary involvement has been reported rarely in AOSD, but acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is extremely rare and potentially fatal and must be recognized as potential manifestation of underlying AOSD. Methods: We present a case of AOSD manifested by ARDS and review the previously reported cases in Medline/Pub med. Results: Including this case, 19 cases of AOSD complicated with ARDS have been reported in the literature. Conclusions: It is important to recognize ARDS as a manifestation of AOSD so that proper diagnostic and therapeutic management can be initiated promptly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalOpen Rheumatology Journal
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • ARDS
  • Still's Disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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