Severe sore throat as a presenting symptom of adult onset Still's disease: a case series and review of the literature

J Rheumatol. 1997 Mar;24(3):592-7.


We describe our experience with 3 cases and a literature review examining whether sore throat is an early manifestation of adult onset Still's disease (AOSD). From our review of 341 cases in the English literature we noted that 69% of all reported patients displayed sore throat early in the disease course. We propose that sore throat be considered an important early diagnostic manifestation of AOSD because it appears useful in identifying patients in their first month of illness.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Pharyngitis / diagnosis*
  • Still's Disease, Adult-Onset / diagnosis*