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What is the treatment for still's disease?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Aspirin

Still's disease is a form of arthritis that is acute and may affect organs other than the joints.
Its childhood counterpart is juvenile rheumatoid (idiopathic) arthritis. Aspirin & nsaid's are treatments to start with . Occasionally Prednisone or chemotherapeutic agents are used in severe cases. See: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000450.Htm.

In brief: Aspirin

Still's disease is a form of arthritis that is acute and may affect organs other than the joints.
Its childhood counterpart is juvenile rheumatoid (idiopathic) arthritis. Aspirin & nsaid's are treatments to start with . Occasionally Prednisone or chemotherapeutic agents are used in severe cases. See: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000450.Htm.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Robert Lowe
Childhood counterpart of Still's disease is a very specific subset of kids with JIA called systemic JIA and tends to be more severe and even life-threatening if macrophage activation syndrome develops.We don't use aspirin in kids (except in very limited circumstances). Steroids are always needed for kids with systemic JIA/JRA and most will need treatment with a steroid-sparing drug (i.e. Kineret)
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