[Adult onset Still's disease: review of 50 cases and evaluation of diagnostic criteria].

@article{Liu1993AdultOS,
  title={[Adult onset Still's disease: review of 50 cases and evaluation of diagnostic criteria].},
  author={Yan-chun Liu and Caroline B. Huang and Xin Hua Cai},
  journal={Zhonghua nei ke za zhi},
  year={1993},
  volume={32 9},
  pages={603-6}
}
On the basis of clinical and laboratory data of 50 patients with adult onset Still's disease (AOSD), we strictly examined 4 diagnostic criteria adopted by different authors: criteria of Calabro, ARA, Medsger and Liu Gui-xin. Our result shows that Calabro's criteria has the best specificity (100%) and a higher diagnosis index (0.90) among the 4 criteria. Liu's criteria provides the best sensitivity (98%), but a lower specificity (86.9%) with a misdiagnosis rate of 14%. The rate of missed… CONTINUE READING

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