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Mumps Arthritis: Unusual Presentation as Adult Still's Disease

STUART C. GORDON, M.D.; and CARL B. LAUTER, M.D.
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▸ Requests for reprints should be addressed to Carl B. Lauter, M.D.; Department of Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, 3601 West Thirteen Mile Road; Royal Oak. MI 48072.


Royal Oak and Detroit, Michigan


©1982 American College of PhysiciansAmerican College of Physicians


Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(1):45-47. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-97-1-45
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The clinical spectrum of Still's disease suggests disseminated infection. Although the cause of this syndrome remains unknown, recent case reports have noted its association with various viruses. Increased antiviral titers to rubella, coxsackieviruses, and adenovirus have been noted in patients with syndromes similar to juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. We describe a patient with apparent adult Still's disease in whom a significant rise in mumps antibody titers was observed. Arthritis in association with mumps infection is a relatively rare condition. To our knowledge, this is the first report of mumps virus infection related to a disorder similar to juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

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