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Still's disease

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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Still's disease

Juvenile RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. The condition is commonly complicated by the eye disorder UVEITIS. (Sir George Frederick Still, 1868–1941, English paediatrician).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.

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References in periodicals archive ?
Adult Still's disease is an autoimmune disease and specified as an intractable disease by the government.
Patients with high-fever spikes, severe joint glucocorticoids, such as prednisone (0.5-1mg/kg/day)Methotrexate has been used successfully in a small series of people to treat adult Still's disease [10].
Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) and systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) are rare systemic disorders of auto-inflammatory nature.
Preliminary criteria for classification of adult Still's disease. J Rheumatol 1992;19:424-30.
Maruta, "Urticaria and dermographism in patients with adult-onset Still's disease," Rheumatology International, vol.
The Still's disease study is a phase 3 study designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Kineret in newly diagnosed adult and paediatric patients.
A case of refractory adult-onset Still's disease with high serum Interleukin-18 levels treated with monitoring of serum levels of cyclosporine.
This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Idiopathic Juvenile Arthritis (Still's Disease), complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases.
The other case she talked about was a nineteen years old boy suffering from Still's Disease. She discussed its pathophysiology and then stated that untreated patients survive for few months.
"The presence of systemic symptoms could mean the urticarial rash is not ordinary urticaria," he said, suggesting that vasculitis, Schitzler's syndrome, adult-onset Still's disease, an autoinflammatory syndrome, or urticarial dermatitis could be at play.
Flagellate erythema has been described in relation to bleomycin treatment along with other reported associations with peplomycin (a bleomycin derivative), docetaxel, dermatomyositis, adult-onset Still's disease, and shiitake mushroom dermatitis.
I read with great interest the article titled "Adult-Onset Still's Disease Mimicking Acute Rheumatic Fever" by Karagoz et al., published in December 2014 in Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.