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symptoms of still's disease?

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  • Posted By: knoxmom
  • May 16, 2008
  • 00:16 AM

Still trying to find a diagnosis for my 13 yr old son. Does anyone know if recurring fever episodes for 2 years can be a symptom of Still's Disease?
Other symptoms he will have periodically but not always at the same time are: headache, sore throat, psoriasis looking rash on knees, legs & elbow. He has also had knee pain sporatically, so bad he will limp. He has had knee x-rays that didn't show anything suspicious.
Thanks in advance for any info!!

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  • yes yes yes..... i also have Still's disease and these are ABSOLUTELY all symptoms of it.... unfortunately!!! i'm so sorry your son has to suffer with this awful disease. is he seeing a Rhuematologist?? maybe he can get on some of the new medications that are out for Rhuematoid Arthritis..... i am on remicade and it helps me ALOT with the joint pain. without it i wouldn't be able to walk or function normally... it also keeps the progressive damage to my joints to a minimum.... to prevent from needing joint replacements down the line.good luck
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  • olive76,Thank you SO MUCH for your reply! His dr has scheduled an appt. for him with a pediatric rheumatologist, however, they are so backed up his appt isn't until October. This is the first thing they had available. Do you get the salmon-colored rash? I'm just curious if you can have Still's without getting it, because the skin breakouts he has doesn't look like the salmon rash photos I've seen. Also, did your knees hurt only occasionally in the beginning? He will have episodes of mild to medium knee pain that may last 3-4 days and not again for several weeks. I would be thankful for any info! Thanks for your time & concern. I hope you are doing well also.:)
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