Adult Still's Disease Overview
What is adult Still's disease?
A person with adult Still's disease has long-standing inflammation and irritation of the joints. Adult Still's disease results from an abnormal immune system, which normally fights infection. Still's disease is an autoimmune disease because the body's immune system mistakenly attacks normal joint tissue, causing inflammation and breakdown of the joints. The joints become stiff, swollen and painful.
What are the symptoms of adult Still's disease?
Symptoms of adult Still's disease include joint pain, joint swelling, fever, and a rash.
How does the doctor treat adult Still's disease?
General treatment for adult Still's disease includes medications to control inflammation, physical therapy, and regular exercise. Treatment for severe adult Still's disease may include joint replacement surgery.
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