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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 359-361

Adult-onset Still's disease: A great masquerader triggered by hepatitis A infection

Department of Medicine, AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattishgarh, India

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Dr. Jhasaketan Meher
Department of Medicine, AIIMS, Raipur - 492 099, Chhattisgarh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/injr.injr_155_20

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Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a rare inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology. The varied clinical presentation of the disease mimicking many other diseases makes it difficult to diagnose. Various infectious triggers in a genetically susceptible host have been described in literature. We report a case of a 25-year-old female who presented with fever, rash, and arthralgia and diagnosed to be AOSD triggered by hepatitis A infection after excluding other differentials. She was managed with corticosteroids with dramatic response and continued to be in remission even after steroid withdrawal.

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