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How is adult-onset Still's disease diagnosed?

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It can be difficult to diagnose Still's disease. That's because Still's has some similarities to other diseases, such as Lyme disease, Crohn's disease, and certain infections. Before confirming your diagnosis, your doctor will need to rule out other problems.

A medical history and physical exam are often the first steps. You may need blood tests to check for inflammation, changes in blood cell counts, iron levels, and liver enzymes. Imaging tests check for inflammation or enlargement of certain organs.

From: Adult-Onset Still's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/13/2018

SOURCES: 

International Still's Disease Foundation web site. "Adult-Onset Still's Disease." "Still's Disease FAQs." "Treatment for Still's Disease." 

Arthritis Foundation website. "Still's Disease." 

MedlinePlus website. "Medical Encyclopedia: Adult Still's Disease." 

Arthritis Foundation. "Still's Disease." 

MedlinePlus. "Medical Encyclopedia: Adult Still's Disease." 

Still's Foundation. "Still's Disease FAQs" and "Treatment for Still's Disease." 

Orphanet. "Adult-onset Still's disease." 

FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

SOURCES: 

International Still's Disease Foundation web site. "Adult-Onset Still's Disease." "Still's Disease FAQs." "Treatment for Still's Disease." 

Arthritis Foundation website. "Still's Disease." 

MedlinePlus website. "Medical Encyclopedia: Adult Still's Disease." 

Arthritis Foundation. "Still's Disease." 

MedlinePlus. "Medical Encyclopedia: Adult Still's Disease." 

Still's Foundation. "Still's Disease FAQs" and "Treatment for Still's Disease." 

Orphanet. "Adult-onset Still's disease." 

FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

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