Table 1

Profiles of 13 patients with adult onset Still’s disease when methotrexate treatment was initiated

  • 1-150 The number of items in preliminary criteria for a classification6 at disease onset.

  • 1-151 The number of clinical findings associated with AOSD (spiking fever, arthralgia or arthritis, typical rash, leucocytosis, sore throat, lymphadenopathy or splenomegaly, hepatomegaly or liver dysfunction, pleuritis, pericarditis) which were present in our patients before methotrexate treatment.

  • WBC, white blood cell count; AST/ALT, aspartate aminotransferase/alanine aminotransferase; RF, rheumatoid factor; ANA, antinuclear antibodies; PSL, prednisolone; DS, diclofenac sodium.