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What is the treatment for adult-onset Still's disease?

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Early treatment for adult-onset Still's disease is aimed at controlling symptoms of arthritis with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and high-dose aspirin.

You may need corticosteroids, such as prednisone, if your disease is severe or doesn't respond to NSAIDs. Because of potential serious side effects you can't use them for a very long time.

If you have a chronic case of Still's, you may need medications to suppress your immune system and to control arthritis and other symptoms.

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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