Aseptic meningitis in adult onset Still's disease

Bharath Manu Akkara Veetil, Alan H. Yee, Kenneth J. Warrington, Allen J. Aksamit, Thomas G. Mason

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Abstract

Adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by high-fevers, articular involvement, maculopapular rash, hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, and a neutrophilic leukocytosis. Though systemic complications of AOSD or its treatment are well described in the literature, CNS involvement in AOSD is exceedingly rare and can have protean manifestations. We present a patient with AOSD who developed chronic meningitis and sensorineural hearing loss on treatment, with a review of prior reported cases of aseptic meningitis, to highlight this rare complication of this uncommon illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4031-4034
Number of pages4
JournalRheumatology International
Volume32
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

Keywords

  • Adult onset Still's disease
  • Meningitis
  • Neutrophilia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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