Adult-onset Still's disease
Other Names for this Disease
- Adult Still's disease
- Still's disease adult onset
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 Still's disease was named after an English doctor named George Still, who described the condition in children in 1896. Still's disease which occurs in children (those under the age of 16) is now known as systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). In 1971, the term "adult Still's disease" was used to describe adults who had a condition similar to systemic onset JRA. The cause of adult-onset Still's disease is unknown. No risk factors for the disease have been identified. There's no cure for adult-onset Still's disease; however, treatment may offer symptom relief and help prevent complications.Adult-onset Still's disease is an inflammatory condition characterized by high fevers, rash, sore throat, and joint pain. As it progresses, adult-onset Still's disease may lead to chronic arthritis and other complications.
Last updated: 5/28/2014
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- Teitel AD. Adult Still's disease. MedlinePlus. March 22, 2013; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000450.htm. Accessed 5/28/2014.