A young woman with fever and a pericardial effusion

Friso Muntinghe, De Filippi, Breedveld, Halma

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    Abstract

    A 19-year-old woman is presented with high-spiking fever, pericardial tamponade and respiratory failure. A diagnosis of adult onset Still's disease was made. This is a rare inflammatory disease with an unknown aetiology. The diagnosis is made by exclusion and with the help of diagnostic criteria. Treatment with corticosteroids met with a good response
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)414-415
    Number of pages2
    JournalNetherlands Journal of Medicine
    Volume60
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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