Advertisement

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Adult-onset Still’s disease Atelectasis Restrictive syndrome 

References

  1. 1.
    Fautrel B (2008) Adult onset Still’s disease. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 22(5):773–792CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Cheema GS, Quismorio FP Jr (1999) Pulmonary involvement in adult-onset Still’s disease. Curr Opin Pulm Med 5(5):305–309CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Stoica GS, Cohen RI, Rossoff LJ (2002) Adult Still’s disease and respiratory failure in a 74 year old woman. Postgrad Med J 78(916):97–98CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Cantor JP, Pitcher WD, Hurd E (1987) Severe restrictive pulmonary defect in a patient with adult-onset Still’s disease. Chest 92(5):939–940CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Efthimiou P, Paik PK, Bielory L (2006) Diagnosis and management of adult onset Still’s disease. Ann Rheum Dis 65(5):564–572CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Mehrpoor G, Owlia MB, Soleimani H, Ayatollahi J (2008) Adult-onset Still’s disease: a report of 28 cases and review of the literature. Mod Rheumatol 18(5):480–485CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Lioté H, Lioté F, Lenique F, Milleron BJ, Kuntz D, Akoun GM (1990) Adult-onset Still’s disease revealed by a pleuropericarditis. Eur Respir J 3(9):1064–1066PubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Van Hoeyweghen RJ, De Clerck LS, Van Offel JF, Stevens WJ (1993) Interstitial lung disease and adult-onset Still’s disease. Clin Rheumatol 12(3):418–421CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Suleiman M, Wolfovitz E, Boulman N, Levy Y (2002) Adult onset Still’s disease as a cause of ARDS and acute respiratory failure. Scand J Rheumatol 31(3):181–183PubMedGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Aye M, Campbell AP, Greenstone MA (2002) An unusual case of lobar collapse. Chest 22(4):1465–1466CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Glay J, Palayew MJ (1981) Unusual pattern of left lower lobe atelectasis. Radiology 141(2):331–333PubMedGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Corbett AJ, Zizic TM, Stevens MB (1983) Adult-onset Still’s disease with an associated severe restrictive pulmonary defect: a case report. Ann Rheum Dis 42(4):452–454CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Yoshinaga H, Koike R, Maruyama T, Iizuka H, Matsuoka H, Kubota T, Miyasaka N (1993) Still’s disease relapse with severe pneumonitis after prolonged remission. Intern Med 32(12):902–905CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2009

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

Personalised recommendations