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- AOSD, adult-onset Still’s disease
- CRP, C-reactive protein
- CT, computed tomography
- MRI, magnetic resonance imaging
- crico-thyroid perichondritis
- vocal cord
- sore throat
- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD)
A review of 341 adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) patients noted that 69% of all reported cases1 and 84% (69/82) of our series2 displayed sore throat early in the disease course. Despite the presence of severe sore throat, physical examinations showed normal findings or only mild pharyngeal infection, and imaging studies (including computed tomography (CT) scans) of the neck were negative.1–4 The lesions responsible for sore throat in active AOSD patients have not yet been explored.
We performed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the larynx5 in 6 active AOSD patients (3 females and 3 males; mean age 33.5 years; table 1) presenting with sore throat and fulfilling the Yamaguchi criteria.6 Our aim was to identify the lesions responsible for sore throat in AOSD patients. Throat swabs for bacterial cultures were negative and serological tests for …
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