Still's disease is a condition that has been referred to as systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis. It is a condition characterized by inflammation of the joints, and despite the alternative name, it has also been described to occur in adults.
Still's disease always causes inflammation of the joints, leading to
- joint pain,
- joint stiffness, and
- swollen joints.
Other associated symptoms and signs include
- high intermittent fevers,
- sore throat,
- muscle pain, and a
- faint, salmon-colored skin rash that comes and goes and typically does not itch.
Other associated conditions can include
- inflammation of the lining of the heart or lungs (pericarditis or pleuritis),
- enlargement of the lymph nodes (swollen glands), and
- enlargement of the liver or spleen.
Cause of Still's disease
Doctors do not understand the cause of Still's disease.
Other still's disease symptoms and signs
- Enlargement of the Liver or Spleen
- Faint, Salmon-Colored Skin Rash That Comes and Goes and Typically Does Not Itch
- High Intermittent Fevers
- Joint Pain
- Joint Stiffness
- Muscle Pain
- Sore Throat
- Swollen Glands
- Swollen Joints
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