is a severe form of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
which causes inflammation
affecting multiple joints simultaneously. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis generally affects children from the age of 4 years, and sometimes affects the joints of young adults, primarily the knees
, and hands
, which become swollen and painful. The disease
progresses in the form of successive spurts. In Still's disease, a term, in France, reserved for severe forms, symptoms are high fever
, rash, increased size of spleen
and lymph nodes
, and an infection of several envelopes surrounding organs such as the heart, the lungs (pleura
), or viscera (peritoneum
). Treatment is based on aspirin or corticosteroids, sometimes other polyarthritic treatments are used such as methotrexate.
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Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 03:45 AM by Jeff.