Still's disease adult onset

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Still's disease adult onset

Adult-onset Still's disease is an inflammatory condition characterized by high fevers, rash, sore throat, and joint pain. As it progresses, adult-onset Still's disease may lead to chronic arthritis and other complications.  Still's disease was named after an English doctor named George Still, who described the condition in children in 1896. Still's disease which occurs in children (those under the age of 16) is now known as systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). In 1971, the term "adult Still's disease" was used to describe adults who had a condition similar to systemic onset JRA.  The cause of adult-onset Still's disease is unknown. No risk factors for the disease have been identified. There's no cure for adult-onset Still's disease; however, treatment may offer symptom relief and help prevent complications.

 

 

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Still's disease adult onset" for support, advocacy or research.

Autoinflammatory Alliance

The Autoinflammatory Alliance is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to promoting awareness, proper diagnosis and treatment, and improved care for people with autoinflammatory diseases. We started in 2006 under the name, The NOMID Alliance with the same basic goal: to help patients with CAPS and other autoinflammatory diseases. We have a IRS approval as tax-exempt under both names.

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2015

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International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis

We are committed to eliminating the adversity caused by autoimmune arthritis by uniting resources that will raise global awareness, providing wellness education and support, and conducting patient-centered research that will improve the quality of life for those affected by these diseases.

Last Updated: 18 Sep 2014

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International Still's Disease Foundation, Inc.

The purpose and Mission Statement of the International Still's Disease Foundation is to: * Provide support to those who live with Still’s Disease. * Encourage and facilitate communication between people living with, and those impacted by, Still’s Disease. * Provide up-to-date information on Still’s Disease research, treatments and related studies to those with the disease, their families, friends, and health care workers. * Increase general awareness of Still’s to the public.

Last Updated: 8 May 2014

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Following organizations serve the condition "Still's disease adult onset" for support, advocacy or research.

Autoinflammatory Alliance

The Autoinflammatory Alliance is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to promoting awareness, proper diagnosis and treatment, and improved care for people with autoinflammatory diseases. We started in 2006 under the name, The NOMID Alliance with the same basic goal: to help patients with CAPS and other autoinflammatory diseases. We have a IRS approval as tax-exempt under both names.

http://www.autoinflammatory.org

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2015

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International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis

We are committed to eliminating the adversity caused by autoimmune arthritis by uniting resources that will raise global awareness, providing wellness education and support, and conducting patient-centered research that will improve the quality of life for those affected by these diseases.

http://www.ifautoimmunearthritis.org

Last Updated: 18 Sep 2014

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International Still's Disease Foundation, Inc.

The purpose and Mission Statement of the International Still's Disease Foundation is to: * Provide support to those who live with Still’s Disease. * Encourage and facilitate communication between people living with, and those impacted by, Still’s Disease. * Provide up-to-date information on Still’s Disease research, treatments and related studies to those with the disease, their families, friends, and health care workers. * Increase general awareness of Still’s to the public.

http://www.stillsdisease.org

Last Updated: 8 May 2014

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General Resources

Still's Disease Video Series

This four part video series can be viewed on our website without being downloaded. It is a free informational series presented by Dr. John J. Cush, on the History, Manifestations, Diagnosis and Management of Still's disease.

Updated 8 Feb 2014

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Still's Disease Free Informational Brochure

Free informational brochure about Adult-onset Still's disease, it's symptoms, medications and helpful information. Will be mailed via USPS to all addresses Internationally.

Updated 8 Feb 2014

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Healthier Ever After (injection tips book & program)

This child-friendly book is for patients and their families to learn how to manage their injectable medications, and has a program to help children to discuss and make a plan of care, and goals with rewards to chart on a reusable white board page.

Updated 6 May 2015

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Still's disease adult onset" returned 149 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Efficacy of Low-Dose Tocilizumab on Relapsing Adult-Onset Still's Disease.
 

Author(s): Xavier Vandemergel, Frédéric Vandergheynst

Journal: Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove). 2016 ;59(1):22-5.

 

Still's disease is an inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology. First-line therapy is based on corticosteroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) but the frequency of relapses and corticosteroid-induced adverse events are limiting factors. The efficacy of intravenous ...

Last Updated: 1 May 2016

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A case report of successful treatment of 90° knee flexion contracture in a patient with adult-onset Still's disease.
 

Author(s): Qiang He, Lin Xiao, Jianbing Ma, Guanghui Zhao

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Severe knee flexion contractures greater than 80° are rare and challenging to manage. Previous studies have demonstrated unsatisfactory clinical results after correcting these deformities because residual flexion contractures were not corrected within a short period of time. We herein ...

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2016

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Epidemiology and outcome of articular complications in adult onset Still's disease.
 

Author(s): Madiha Mahfoudhi, Rafik Shimi, Sami Turki, Adel Kheder

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The adult onset Still's disease is a rare inflammatory pathology of unknown pathogeny. The clinical features are variable. The diagnosis is difficult since exclusion of infectious, systemic and tumoral pathologies should be done. The articular complications are frequent and can be ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2016

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The terms "Still's disease adult onset" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Pathophysiology, subtypes, and treatments of adult-onset Still's disease: An update].
 

Author(s): M Gerfaud-Valentin, P Sève, A Hot, C Broussolle, Y Jamilloux

Journal: Rev Med Interne. 2015 May;36(5):319-27.

 

Adult-onset Still's disease is a rare and difficult to diagnose multisystemic disorder considered as a multigenic autoinflammatory syndrome. Its immunopathogenesis seems to be at the crossroads between inflammasomopathies and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, the most severe manifestation ...

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2015

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Pulmonary co-infection with Nocardia and Aspergillus in a patient with adult-onset Still's disease receiving steroids and tacrolimus.
 

Author(s): Durga Prasanna Misra, Jyoti Ranjan Parida, Abhra Chandra Chowdhury, Vikas Agarwal

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Patients on immunosuppression are at risk of unusual infections. We present a man diagnosed to have adult-onset Still's disease who, on high-dose oral steroid and tacrolimus, developed a cavitating pneumonia due to co-infection with Aspergillus flavus and Nocardia. Timely diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2014

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Adult-onset Still's disease.
 

Author(s): Mathieu Gerfaud-Valentin, Yvan Jamilloux, Jean Iwaz, Pascal Sève

Journal: Autoimmun Rev. 2014 Jul;13(7):708-22.

 

First described in 1971, adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a rare multisystemic disorder considered as a complex (multigenic) autoinflammatory syndrome. A genetic background would confer susceptibility to the development of autoinflammatory reactions to environmental triggers. ...

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Canakinumab for Treatment of Adult Onset Still's Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult-Onset Still´s Disease

 

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2016

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Glycosylated Ferritin in Macrophagic Activation Syndromes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Still's Disease, Adult-Onset; Sepsis; Macrophagic Activation Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2016

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