Adult-onset Still's disease associated to toxoplasma gondii infection

E. Balleari, M. Cutolo, S. Accardo

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Abstract

Adult-onset Still's disease is characterized by high spiking fever, evanescent maculopapular rash and arthritis. Several recent reports have associated its development with a variety of infectious agents. We describe the case of a 25-year old woman presenting high fever, maculopapular rash and seronegative polyarthritis associated with lymphoadenopathy, splenomegaly and neutrophil leucocytosis together with acute acquired toxoplasmosis. Other causes of systemic illness were excluded by appropriate laboratory, radiological and histological investigations. Clinical, radiological and laboratory findings as well as possible etiopathogenetic correlations among both pathological conditions are discussed. Toxoplasma gondii should be considered as a further possible triggering agent associated with the development of adult-onset Still's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-327
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1991

Keywords

  • Adult-onset Still's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Seronegative
  • Toxoplasmosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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