Adult-Onset Still's Disease Presenting as an Atypical Cutaneous Eruption

Cory Kosche, Lida Zheng, Lauren Guggina
2019 SKIN The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine  
Adult-onset Still's disease classically presents with high fevers, arthralgias, leukocytosis, and an evanescent eruption. There are, however, a known subset of patients who develop an atypical eruption with persistent erythematous to violaceous papules and plaques. Here, we present the case of a white female in her 40s who presented with 2 years of spiking fevers, arthralgias, and a fixed pruritic eruption with erythematous plaques with overlying scale and linear accentuation. She was initially
more » ... treated with oral prednisone, anakinra, and methotrexate. Due to persistent symptoms, she was switched to adalimumab with significant relief of symptoms. Prompt recognition of adult-onset Still's disease with this atypical eruption may help prevent delayed or missed diagnosis and allow for early, appropriate intervention.
doi:10.25251/skin.3.6.18 fatcat:6cytp6lbofe4bgmkmajkwdcdre