Aseptic meningitis in adult onset Still's disease

Bharath Manu Akkara Veetil, Alan Howe Yee, Kenneth J. Warrington, Allen J. Aksamit, Thomas G. Mason

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Adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by high-fevers, articular involvement, maculopapular rash, hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, and a neutrophilic leukocytosis. Though systemic complications of AOSD or its treatment are well described in the literature, CNS involvement in AOSD is exceedingly rare and can have protean manifestations. We present a patient with AOSD who developed chronic meningitis and sensorineural hearing loss on treatment, with a review of prior reported cases of aseptic meningitis, to highlight this rare complication of this uncommon illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4031-4034
Number of pages4
JournalRheumatology International
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult onset Still's disease
  • Meningitis
  • Neutrophilia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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    Veetil, B. M. A., Yee, A. H., Warrington, K. J., Aksamit, A. J., & Mason, T. G. (2012). Aseptic meningitis in adult onset Still's disease. Rheumatology International, 32(12), 4031-4034.