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Adult onset Still's disease or coxsackie polyarthritis?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3026295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical manifestations and laboratory findings of two patients with a presumptive diagnosis of coxsackie B4 virus infection are described. A striking feature was the similarity with adult onset Still's disease, with spiking fever, evanescent macular rash, and severe polyarthritis. This latter feature persisted for many weeks and required steroids to control the symptoms. Review of the literature has supported the proposition that many cases of adult onset Still's disease may be due to coxsackie B4 or other viral infection and it is suggested that these agents should be actively sought in future cases.
P J Roberts-Thomson; T R Southwood; B W Moore; M D Smith; M J Ahern; R A Geddes; W R Hill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0004-8291     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Med     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-19     Completed Date:  1987-02-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264322     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Med     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  509-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid / blood,  etiology*
Coxsackievirus Infections / blood,  complications*
Enterovirus B, Human
Middle Aged

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