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CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2011-04-21
Submitted: 2013-02-22
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Recurrent effusive pericarditis in the course of adult-onset Still’s disease - case reports of two patients

Anna Bilska, Ewelina Wilińska, Monika Szturmowicz, Liliana Wawrzyńska, Anna Fijałkowska, Karina Oniszh, Andrzej Światowiec, Agnieszka Wsół, Adam Torbicki
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2011;79(3):215-221.

open access

Vol 79, No 3 (2011)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2011-04-21
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Pericardial effusion is caused by various pathological agents. In differential diagnosis infectious as well as non-infectious factors have to be considered. Adult-onset Still disease (AOSD) - relatively uncommon systemic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology - is among possible diagnosis. The disease typically affects patients in the age between 16–35 years and is characterized by spiking fever, arthralgia, evanescent salmon rash with other abnormalities including pharingitis, serositis (especially pleuritis and pericarditis) and leucocytosis as well as increased serum levels of inflammatory indicators. We present two patients with recurrent pericardial effusion in the course of AOSD.
Pneumonol. Alergol. Pol. 2011; 79, 3: 215-221

Abstract

Pericardial effusion is caused by various pathological agents. In differential diagnosis infectious as well as non-infectious factors have to be considered. Adult-onset Still disease (AOSD) - relatively uncommon systemic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology - is among possible diagnosis. The disease typically affects patients in the age between 16–35 years and is characterized by spiking fever, arthralgia, evanescent salmon rash with other abnormalities including pharingitis, serositis (especially pleuritis and pericarditis) and leucocytosis as well as increased serum levels of inflammatory indicators. We present two patients with recurrent pericardial effusion in the course of AOSD.
Pneumonol. Alergol. Pol. 2011; 79, 3: 215-221
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Keywords

adult-onset Still disease (AOSD); pericardial effusion; diagnosis; treatment

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Title

Recurrent effusive pericarditis in the course of adult-onset Still’s disease - case reports of two patients

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 79, No 3 (2011)

Pages

215-221

Published online

2011-04-21

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2011;79(3):215-221.

Keywords

adult-onset Still disease (AOSD)
pericardial effusion
diagnosis
treatment

Authors

Anna Bilska
Ewelina Wilińska
Monika Szturmowicz
Liliana Wawrzyńska
Anna Fijałkowska
Karina Oniszh
Andrzej Światowiec
Agnieszka Wsół
Adam Torbicki

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