Rheumatology International

, Volume 30, Issue 12, pp 1639–1641 | Cite as

Bilateral low lobar atelectasis in a young woman with adult-onset Still’s disease

  • Yousra Ibn Yacoub
  • Bouchra AmineEmail author
  • Assia Laatiris
  • Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni
Case Report


Adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) is an uncommon inflammatory condition of unknown origin and pathogenesis. Pulmonary manifestations are rare and include pleuritis and transient radiological infiltrations. We report a case of a young woman with AOSD who developed unusual respiratory symptoms, with bilateral lower lobar atelectasis and restrictive syndrome and reviewed the literature on it. We illustrate the difficulties in diagnosis of atypical pulmonary defect with unusual radiological aspects and discuss causality relationship between lung abnormalities and Still’s disease.


Adult-onset Still’s disease Atelectasis Restrictive syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yousra Ibn Yacoub
    • 1
  • Bouchra Amine
    • 1
    Email author
  • Assia Laatiris
    • 1
  • Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Rheumatology, El Ayachi HospitalUniversity Hospital of Rabat-SaleSaléMorocco

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