What is Adult Still Disease?

Adult Still’s disease is a rare inflammatory condition that may lead to chronic arthritis and other complications. A separate condition, formerly known as Still’s disease, is now commonly referred to as systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) or juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).

What are the causes?

  • Infection with a microbe
  • Hypersensitive
  • Autoimmune Disorder

What are the symptoms?

  • Fatigue
  • Come and go fever
  • Lack of appetite
  • Weight loss

What are the treatments?

The goal of treatment for adult Still’s disease is to control the symptoms of arthritis. Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, are usually the first form of treatment.

Prednisone may be used for more severe cases.

If the disease persists for a long time (becomes chronic), medicines that suppress the immune system might be needed.