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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, kineret, enbrel, etc. ...Read more

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Still's Disease (Definition)

Still's disease, also called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, is a condition of arthritis, swelling, and joint stiffness. It starts in childhood and is caused by the immune ...Read more


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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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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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Can human parvo bring on stills disease?

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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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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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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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