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A Case of Musculoskeletal Tuberculosis Mimicking Adult-Onset Still's Disease
Korean Journal of Medicine
A 46-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of a fever of unknown origin. The patient had a skin rash, arthralgia, and hepatosplenomegaly. Laboratory tests showed leukemoid leukocytosis, a high serum ferritin level (31,200 ng/mL), and abnormal liver function tests. He was initially diagnosed with adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD). However, imaging studies incidentally detected a cold abscess involving the 11th thoracic vertebra. A biopsy of the abscess revealed histologicallydoi:10.3904/kjm.2014.86.6.785 fatcat:jxyab44vybemzhvrdgwy7pgmem