Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Adult Still's Disease Underlying Cause

The cause for adult Still's disease is unknown. It appears to be a type of autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks normal joint tissue, causing inflammation and breakdown of the joints.

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Last Updated: Mar 11, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Adult Still's Disease References
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