Severe restrictive pulmonary defect in a patient with adult-onset Still's disease

Chest. 1987 Nov;92(5):939-40. doi: 10.1378/chest.92.5.939.


Adult-onset Still's disease is characterized by seronegative arthritis, fever, and an evanescent skin rash. Earlier reports have described pneumonitis and pleuritis as manifestations of this disease. We report a patient with adult-onset Still's disease with severe restrictive ventilatory impairment and evidence of respiratory muscle weakness who responded to corticosteroid and aspirin therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arthritis, Juvenile / complications*
  • Aspirin / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / complications*
  • Lung Diseases / drug therapy
  • Lung Diseases / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Prednisone / therapeutic use
  • Respiratory Function Tests


  • Aspirin
  • Prednisone