Welcome to the

International Still’s Disease Foundation, Inc.

NOTE July 2017:  Due to leadership illness, ISDF’s website and social media groups are currently being managed by IFAAInternational Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis, an international 501c3 nonprofit.  You can learn more about IFAA at www.AIArthritis.org  Nonprofit ID: 27-1214308







What is Still’s Disease?

Still’s disease is a rare and often misunderstood disease which strikes both children and adults.  Still’s disease is a form of arthritis that is characterized by high spiking fevers and evanescent (transient) Salmon Colored Rash (PhotosStill’s disease was first described in children, but it is now known to occur, much less commonly, in adults (in whom it is referred to as Adult-Onset Still’s Disease).  Learn more about Still’s Disease.



The International Still’s Disease Foundation, Inc. (ISDF) was founded in the spring of 1999 to bring together those who have been diagnosed with Still’s disease and provide them with support, information, and a chance to meet others with this disease.

  • Provide support to those who live with Still’s disease.
  • Encourage and facilitate communication between people living with, and those impacted by, Still’s Disease.
  • Provide up-to-date information on Still’s disease research, treatments and related studies to those with the disease, their families, and health care professionals.
  • Increase general awareness of Still’s disease.


Why the Dragon

With Still’s disease there are daily fevers which can exceed 104°. When looking for a symbol to represent Still’s disease the founding members felt the fire breathing Dragon best represented these daily high fevers. Those with Still’s fight to find the medications that will put their Still’s into remission and tame the fires of this symbolic Dragon forever.

Let's put the Dragon to sleep!



History - Manifestations
Diagnoses - Management

Presented By
Dr. John J. Cush