Still's disease


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Still's disease

 [stilz]
a chronic form of polyarthritis affecting children and marked by enlargement of lymph nodes, generally of the spleen, with evanescent rash and irregular fever. See also juvenile rheumatoidarthritis.

Still's disease

Still's disease

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatology A persistent arthritis that presents with systemic Sx–eg, high intermittent fever, salmon-colored rash, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, pleuritis, pericarditis

Still's disease

Juvenile RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. The condition is commonly complicated by the eye disorder UVEITIS. (Sir George Frederick Still, 1868–1941, English paediatrician).

juvenile chronic arthritis

; JCA; juvenile idiopathic arthritis; JIA; Still's disease group of inflammatory, immune-mediated arthropathies (i.e. systemic arthritis, oligoarthritis, polyarthritis [rheumatoid factor-negative/RF-ve, antinuclear factor-positive/ANF+ve, or RF-ve, ANF-ve, or RF+ve], juvenile psoriatic arthritis [RF-ve], enthesis-related arthritis, other arthritides) affecting children aged <16 years (may present at <4 years of age); girls affected more than boys; indicated by presence of inflammatory arthropathy (of one or more joints for longer than 6 weeks); presents as chronic, idiopathic, monoarthritis (e.g. hip, knee, ankle, subtalar joint); recruitment of other joints occurs in polyarticular form; inflammation may involve ossification centres, leading to limb length discrepancy, hallux abductovalgus, pes cavus, pes planus and altered plantar pressures; condition is managed by drug therapies and ongoing provision of in-shoe orthoses

Patient discussion about Still's disease

Q. My mom had her lump removed and still she is undergoing many tests.. why? My mom had her lump removed and still she is undergoing many tests ……..why so many tests are taken ……Is there any problem yet?

A. These are known as monitoring tests. These tests are taken to know that the therapies are working well and they are also used to check the recurrence of cancer.

Q. Should they still be having suicidal thoughts? Hi there, if someone who has been diagnosed as a rapid - cycling bipolar is on Epival, should they still be having suicidal thoughts and is there anything else that could be added in terms of medication to stabilize them?

A. Seek help right away when suicidal thoughts begin to creep in. It is important to pay attention to them right at the beginning and seek help right away so they dont get too bad. Like the others said there are a lot of medications that can be very helpful. My partner is also a rapid cycler and is on and antidepressant, a mood stabilizer, an anti psychotic and an anti anxiety medication which is working well/ However like the rest she needs enough sleep and enough excercise to keep her stable

Q. Still there are some fluctuations in my weight every month.Can anyone explain? I am an obese guy. But still there are some fluctuations in my weight every month. Sometimes it goes up and sometimes it goes down. But overall I remain as overweight. I was told that I am having water weight and the reason given was that of fast foods. But I am confused. Can anyone explain?

A. The salt in the junk foods will retain water in the cells. Thus this retained water increases the body weight. So, high salt consumption can lead to water retention. This is known as water weight. And this can also lead to high blood pressure. Stop consuming fast foods which helps in losing weight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZLZg0HrFzQ&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/vQZLZg0HrFzQ_alkaline_ionized_water_weight_loss?q=water%20weight&feature=player_embedded

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Another name for this form of JRA is Still's disease.
Still's disease is a variant of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
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Still's disease requires a high index of suspicion and can be a very difficult diagnosis of exclusion.