Adult onset still's disease



Adult onset still's disease
Adult still's disease

Adult still's disease is a rare type of inflammatory arthritis that features fevers, rash, and joint pain


~ 480 Cases in the US per Year
Source: PubMed

1. Still's Disease is very rare

Typical Age of onset

Two peaks of onset between 15-25 and 36-45 years


  • Fever that comes on quickly once per day, usually in the afternoon or evening. 
  • Joint pain, warmth, and swelling affecting a few joints at first (often knees and wrists)  then several joints. Morning joint stiffness often lasts for several hours.
  • A salmon pink-colored skin rash that usually comes and goes with the fever and usually doesn't itch. Flat spots or both flat spots and small, raised bumps may appear on your torso, upper arms or legs, or face.
  • Severe muscle aches, which also may ebb with the fever.
  • A sore throat that can be severe, constant, and burning.

Other symptoms of adult-onset still's may include:

  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Pain when taking a deep breath
  • Swollen glands (lymph nodes)
  • Unexplained weight loss

Source: WebMD