Adult-Onset Still’s Disease Associated with Thyroid Dysfunction: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Yingchun Hu 1, Han Wang 2, Juelin Deng*, 1
1 Department of Geriatrics, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, People’s Republic of China
2 Department of Cardiology, The Third People’s Hospital of Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China

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To our knowledge, the possible unveiled interaction between adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) has never been reported although it is well established that systemic autoimmune disease may usually occur in relation to AITD. As increasingly clear links of AITD with other autoimmune disease such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) have been reported, and the incidence of AOSD concurrent AITD draws our attention rapidly. In this study, we searched relevant literatures published in the past 30 years to explore that condition.

Keywords: Adult-onset Still’s disease, autoimmune thyroid disease..