Adult Still’s disease: Oveview, Causes

lternate Names : Still’s disease – adult, AOSD

Definition

Adult Still’s disease is a rare illness marked by high fevers, rash, and joint pain. It may lead to long-term (chronic) arthritis.

It is more commonly called adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD).

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Fewer than 1 out of 100,000 people develop adult Still’s disease each year. It affects women more often than men.

Still’s disease that occurs in children is called systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

The cause of adult Still’s disease is unknown. No risk factors for the disease have been identified.

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Review Date : 2/3/2009
Reviewed By : Mark James Borigini, MD, Rheumatologist in the Washington, DC Metro area. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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