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In adult-onset Still’s disease, symptoms typically come and go in episodes. For some, these go on for about a year, and then the disease goes away. For others, the episodes come on randomly, going away for weeks or months and then coming back. You may also have chronic adult-onset Still’s disease, where your symptoms are more constant.
Usually, the first symptoms are:
- A high fever that spikes once or twice a day;
- A warm, pink rash on your trunk and arms that appears with the fever.
Your joints start to ache a few weeks after your fever and rash show up. This joint pain and stiffness can last for 2 weeks. You’ll typically feel it in your wrists and knees.
It could also happen in:
You may also have:
- Pain and swelling in your abdomen;
- Sore throat;
- Swollen lymph nodes;
- Weight loss;
- Pain when you take a deep breath.
Your spleen and liver can also swell, and you may have inflammation in your heart or lungs.