What you need to know about Still's Disease

What you need to know about Still's Disease

Earlier this month, the world observed International Still's Disease Day. Learn more about the disease here. 

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What is Still's Disease? 

Still’s Disease is a rare type of inflammatory arthritis.

It usually occurs in young adults. 

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the disease has an estimated incidence of 0.14–0.40 cases per 100,000 people and a prevalence of 1–34 cases per million people. 

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Still's Disease symptoms 

Still’s Disease has several symptoms. These include spiking fevers, arthritis, evanescent rash, elevated liver enzymes, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, and serositis.

The symptoms typically come and go in episodes. 

Still's Disease treatment

Still’s Disease is treatable. 

According to Mayo Clinic, it is usually treated with steroids, such as prednisone. The drugs reduce inflammation. 

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