DermNet provides Google Translate, a free machine translation service. Note that this may not provide an exact translation in all languages. Author: Vanessa Ngan, Staff Writer, Still disease was named after an English physician, George Still — Adult-onset Still disease is rare, with an incidence of less than one in , people. It usually begins between 16 and 35 years of age.
Adult-onset Still disease
Adult-Onset Still's Disease: Symptoms, Risks, and Treatment
AOSD is a rare type of inflammatory arthritis that causes inflammation resulting in joint damage, high fevers and rashes. AOSD mainly develops in people between the ages of The main symptoms of AOSD include daily high fevers, skin rashes and painful, swollen joints. The signs and symptoms of AOSD can be very similar to those of other serious conditions, including other autoinflammatory syndromes, systemic lupus erythematosus lupus and a type of blood cancer called lymphoma. Some people may only experience one bout of the illness and will not go on to experience another flare, while in others the disease persists and may lead to permanent joint destruction. The activation of macrophages — cells of the immune system which destroy cells — can overwhelm the whole body, leading to life-threatening systemic symptoms and internal organ failure.
Adult-onset Still's disease
This rare type of inflammatory arthritis is marked by fever, rash and joint pain. It has similar symptoms to systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis -- fever, rash and joint pain. It begins in adulthood, so it's compared to rheumatoid arthritis. Inflammation may affect a few joints at first.
Adult Still disease ASD is a rare illness that causes high fevers, rash, and joint pain. It may lead to long-term chronic arthritis. Adult Still disease is a severe version of juvenile idiopathic arthritis JIA , which occurs in children. Adults can have the same condition, although it is much less common. The cause of adult Still disease is unknown.