, Volume 26, Issue 8, pp 1359-1361
Date: 27 Jul 2006

Pulmonary hypertension in a patient with adult-onset stills disease

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Pulmonary manifestations of adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) include aseptic pneumonitis, pleural effusions, rarely acute respiratory distress syndrome, and restrictive lung disease. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) occurs with several rheumatologic diseases, however, has only been reported once in AOSD. We describe a 29-year-old woman with a 9-year history of AOSD, who developed PAH without any other obvious cause. Therefore, we conclude that this is likely a result of pulmonary vascular changes related to AOSD.