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Concurrent onset of adult onset Still's disease and insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.
  1. J T Sibley
  1. Rheumatic Disease Unit, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.


    Within two weeks after symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection a 32 year old man developed Still's disease and insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, both of which have persisted for 24 months. Investigations failed to confirm acute infection but did show isolated persistent increase of serum antibodies to rubella virus. The simultaneous onset of these two diseases suggests a shared cause, possible associated with rubella infection.

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