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  • Fever then no fever then fever again

  • Periodic fever (>100.4°F / 38°C)

  • Remittent fever of 102.2°F / 39°C

  • Swollen lymph nodes above collar bone

  • Stomach was uncomfortable, then had a fever

  • Extremely high fever of 106.7°F / 41.5°C or higher

  • Fever of 100.4°F / 38°C or more for weeks

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is adult still's disease?

A rare systemic inflammatory disease characterized by high fevers, a pink rash, sore throat and body aches that persist for weeks. The exact cause is unknown but is thought to be triggered by an infection. Some patients will have only one episode of it, while others may have several recurrent episodes.

Symptoms of adult still's disease

  • Fever of at least 100.4°F / 38°C that continues for 7 or more days

  • Fever

  • Multiple areas of skin redness or red spots

  • Repeated episodes of fever above 100.4°F / 38°C

  • Swollen lymph nodes, usually small swellings at the neck, armpits, groin and behind the ears

  • Swollen lymph nodes over multiple parts of the body

  • Joints feel warm

  • Joint pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for adult still's disease

  • Do you have a fever of 100.4°F / 38°C or higher for more than 7 days?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have multiple red areas or spots on your skin?

  • Have you had recurring fevers of 100.4°F / 38°C or higher?

  • Are your lymph nodes swollen and enlarged?

Treatment for adult still's disease

It is typically treated with medicine to reduce inflammation and pain. It may also require steroids or medications that dampen the body's immune response.

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References

  • Bagnari V, Colina M, Ciancio G, Govoni M, Trotta F. Adult-onset Still's disease. Rheumatol Int. 2010 May;30(7):855-62. doi: 10.1007/s00296-009-1291-y. Epub 2009 Dec 18. PMID: 20020138.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20020138/#:~:text=Adult%2Donset%20Still's%20disease%20(AOSD,lymphadenopathies%2C%20splenomegaly%20and%20neutrophilic%20leukocytosis.

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Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

Kaito Nakamura, MD

Kaito Nakamura, MD (Rheumatology & Allergy)

Dr. Nakamura is a rheumatologist who has practiced in the Ota Nishinouchi Hospital attached to Ota General Hospital, National Health Insurance Matsudo City Hospital, Chiba University Hospital, and the National Health Insurance Asahi Central Hospital.

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