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947 Possible Causes for Serositis

  • Drug-induced Fever

    Symptoms may include fatigue, fever, joint pains, arthritis, rash, muscle aches, and serositis.[] Patients typically experience arthralgia, arthritis, myalgia, and serositis. 1,2,7 TABLE 1 provides a description of the clinical characteristics of DIL. 2,7,8 Arthralgia[] History Part I: Pattern Recognition: Patients with drug-induced lupus often experience myalgias, arthralgias, fever, serositis, and cutaneous manifestations such as purpura[]

  • Appendicitis

    As the inflammation worsens, an exudate forms on the appendiceal serosal surface.[] Epiploic Appendagitis Epiploic appendages are small fat protrusions arising from the serosal surface of the colon; these are not usually identifiable on cross sectional imaging[] The appendix runs into a serosal sheet of the peritoneum called the mesoappendix, within which courses the appendicular artery, which is derived from the ileocolic artery.[]

  • Adult-Onset Still Disease

    Although less severe systemic manifestations, like serositis and pneumonitis, were observed, reversible liver involvement was common; the frequency of recurrent disease and[] Minor criteria get 1 point each and include: Onset age 35 yrs.; prodromal sore throat; serositis; RES involvement (lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly or increased LFT’s);[] Other common features are leukocytosis, thrombocy-tosis, elevations of the serum hepatic aminotransferase concentrations, splenomegaly, and serositis.[]

  • Familial Mediterranean Fever

    Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a disorder characterized by recurrent attacks of fever and serosal inflammation, particularly abdominal pain.[] Familial Mediterranean Fever is a heritable illness typically characterized by recurrent fevers and serositis.[] Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by episodic, recurrent, self-limited attacks of fever and serositis (sterile peritonitis[]

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    ESRp, serositis, and anti-dsDNA antibodies were related to disease activity regardless of infections.[] We describe a rare case of pericardial mesothelioma in a patient with a clinical presentation compatible with lupus serositis.[] Here we describe a 17-year-old girl who had miliary TB with manifestations mimicking new-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) including oral ulcers, serositis, cytopenia[]

  • Polyserositis

    Treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus-serositis. In: Current diagnosis and treatment: rheumatology. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2013.[] Synonym: Bamberger's disease, Concato's disease, multiple serositis. Origin: poly- L. Serum, serum, G.[] -itis, inflammation] polyserositis /poly·se·ro·si·tis/ ( -sēr″ah-si tis ) general inflammation of serous membranes, with effusion. polyserositis Inflammation of multiple serosal[]

  • Whipple Disease

    Cardinal Findings: Diarrhea, steatorrhea, weight loss, fever, arthritis, serositis, and lymphadenopathy are seen.[]

  • Juvenile Onset Stills Disease

    Appearance of rash, hepatosplenomegaly, serositis and generalized lymphadenopathy.[] […] following manifestations: skin rash (evanescent, non-fixed erythematous rash that accompanies fever spikes), generalized lymphadenopathy, hepatomegaly and/or splenomegaly, or serositis[] Systemic JIA may have internal organ involvement such as hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, serositis , hepatitis , or tenosynovitis . [ citation needed ] A polymorphism[]

  • Uterine Fibroid

    A serosal or subserosal fibroid lies on the outer part of the uterus, just under the covering of the outside of the uterus, the serosa.[] Serosal – These develop on the outside of the uterus, and involve the serosal lining. Pedunculated – These develop on stalks outside of the uterus.[] PAIN AND PRESSURE: Larger intramural and serosal tumors increase pain with the menstrual cycle, and can also “degenerate”, or lose their blood supply, causing severe pain.[]

  • Phlebosclerosis

    Microscopic examination of the specimen showed vascular proliferation in the mesentery and in the sub-mucosa and serosal layers of the intestinal wall; these vascular walls[] A: Resected specimen is cyanotic, thick-walled and rigid; B: Microscopic examination demonstrates vascular proliferation in the intestinal sub-mucosa, serosal layer and mesentery[]

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