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What is the cause for stills disease?

What is the cause for stills disease?

No simple cause: "still's" is a synonym in many places for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis which is at least three diseases, all of unknown etiology that represent disturbances in the immune system. Mimics include lyme disease ; parvo b19. You're unlikely to find the etiology for a particular case of true still's; rarely an elimination diet might reveal a simple food allergy but this is the exception. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Still's Disease (Definition)

Still's disease = inflammatory arthritis with fevers rash & ...Read more


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Any one treating a child with stills disease?

Any one treating a child with stills disease?

Peds Rheum: Pediatric rheumatologists treat still's disease. Tremendous improvement in quality of life has been achieved for many children with this condition with the use of some of the newer medications called biological response modifiers. Examples are actemra, (tocilizumab) kineret, enbrel, etc. ...Read more

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Can human parvo bring on stills disease?

Parvo virus and JRA : Parvo virus does not cause still's diseae. Still's disease is an auto-immune disorder and sometimes associated with specific hla antigens. ...Read more

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Any one have a child with jra, stills disease?

Any one have a child with jra, stills disease?

Autoinflammatory dis: Systemic jia/jra is actually an autoinflammatory disease rather than an autoimmune disease and is more similar to periodic fever syndromes than RA or jra. There's a problem with the innate immune system's triggering and control of inflammation, not a problem with mistakenly recognizing one's own proteins as foreign (like a virus). As such, Anakinra and steroids are most effective long term meds. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if stills disease has any connection to hiv?

Does anyone know if stills disease has any connection to hiv?

Still's Disease: Still's disease is the same as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Since we are getting away by allowing physicians who describe a new syndrome assign their name to it, we do not see the term still's disease. Still's disease is the systemic onset of jra. At tmes it is associated with hepatitis and consumtive coagulopathy. I am one of the co-authors of this paper, publshed in pediatrics, 103, p 872. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with stills disease, what is the treatment for this? What does this mean on a young person like me?

Systemic JRA: This is another name for systemic JRA. There are many immunosuppressive treatment options and your rheumatologist will figure out the best option for you. This is a chronic condition so try to take it a day at a time, follow-up with rheumatologist and make sure you have a good support system. ...Read more

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What is the difference between stills disease and reactive arthritis?

What is the difference between stills disease and reactive arthritis?

Very different: Reactive arthritis (previously called reiter's disease) is a self-limited arthritis that develops as an autoimmune response to an infection (some diarrheal infections, some sexually transmitted infections, some respiratory infections).Very painful swollen joints, sometimes with eye inflammation (uveitis), and urethral inflammation.Still's disease is systemic jia when in kids and is a chronic disease. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with stills disease. My doctor told me to check with you for info?

I was diagnosed with stills disease. My doctor told me to check with you for info?

Still's disease: Still's disease is a severe form of juvenile rheumatoud arthritis, it can be recurrent and sometimes difficult to diagnose. It usually responds to oral steroids which needs to be tapered and discontinued as soon as possible. Do not forget to check the child's hla for assoiation with ankylosing spondylitis ...Read more

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My cousin passed away in her 30's a few yrs after diagnosed with adult stills disease. Read it's like RA, What could have made her pass away?

Sorry for your loss: Still's disease sets up a severe inflammatory response. Worse case - this causes the sac around the heart to become irritated and can lead to heartbeat irregularity. Rarely, the lungs can become irritated and cause a fluid shift resulting in difficulty breathing. The disease is not considered to be an inherited kind - rather a rare side effect from a viral infection. Prayers for you & family. ...Read more

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Are Hives common for Stills disease? I'm currently having some; also taking an auto-immune suppresser (embrel)

Are Hives common for Stills disease? I'm currently having some; also taking an auto-immune suppresser (embrel)

Yes: The rash of Still's disease can resemble hives, if not so itchy. Consider also hives as medication side effect and be sure to let your physician know how long this continues. ...Read more

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Which meds r proven to help with adult stills disease?Swelling, rashes, pain, fevers) im currently on asulfadine n dapro, it doesn't work

Which meds r proven to help with adult stills disease?Swelling, rashes, pain, fevers) im currently on asulfadine n dapro, it doesn't work

It depend: There are many drugs depending on the severity of the condition. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). Glucocorticoids. People with high-fever spikes, severe joint symptoms or complications with their internal organs might require glucocorticoids, such as prednisone, methotrexate. The medication Methotrexate (rheumatrex, trexall) has been used successfully in a small series of people ...Read more

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How is an enlarged liver + spleen treated in Stills disease ? Thanks !

How is an enlarged liver + spleen treated in Stills disease ? Thanks !

Symptomatic treatmne: enakrged liver and spllen should be evaluated for evidence of any significant associated evidence of disease. Management of stills disease with anti-inflammatory drugs such as steroids will also halep enlarged liver and splle, ...Read more

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Can stills Disease or perhaps the auto-immune repressive medications, cause nerve damage to the fingers (Numbness and pain)?

Can stills Disease or perhaps the auto-immune repressive medications, cause nerve damage to the fingers (Numbness and pain)?

Suspect illness : Suspect that this may be related more to Still or an overlap. We might consider associated carpal tunnel or neuropathy or vasculitis and less likely the medications ...Read more

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I've b=n diagnosed with Adult onset Stills disease. Voice is hoarse and shoulders hurt, can barely lift arms. What can be done to help with pain?

I've b=n diagnosed with Adult onset Stills disease. Voice is hoarse and shoulders hurt, can barely lift arms. What can be done to help with pain?

Adult onset still: Disease can be tricky and complicated. It hard to tell you what to take without knowing what you taking now. But best way to alleviate acute pain is steroids and other DMARDs or biology for long term pain relief. ...Read more

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Why is foot numb on 20 prednisone 100 kineret (anakinra) with stills disease?

Why is foot numb on 20 prednisone 100 kineret (anakinra) with stills disease?

Neuropathy: This is a neuropathy but haven't you addressed this issue with your own rheumatologist? ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with adult stills disease, I've been on celabrex, naproxen, predisone n now sulindac, noneofthese relieve pain, wut should I take next?

I've been diagnosed with adult stills disease, I've been on celabrex, naproxen, predisone n now sulindac, noneofthese relieve pain, wut should I take next?

Adult Still Disease: Adult still's disease is notable for high fevers, rash, joint swelling and pain. If pain is the prime symptom especially with swelling and tenderness, then emphasis should be on prevening joint damage as well as pain. Methotrexate alone or in combination with a biological medication such as antitnf or IV tocilizumabin are often effective. ...Read more

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