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International Still’s Disease Foundation, Inc.
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 (Photos) Still’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).
About The International Still’s Disease Foundation
The International Still’s Disease Foundation, Inc. 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.
We are a site in progress so check with us often for updates and new information. Feel free to Contact the ISDF if you would like to share your story with us or have questions.
Still’s Disease Support
Visit our Support page by clicking HERE for several ways of being in contact with others to share and learn about Still’s disease.
You may also Join the discussions on this web site to ask questions and share answers with others. (You must register to use the discussion board at this site.)
Need a Rheumatologist or other specialist?
Click the link next to FIND A DOCTOR. Search worldwide by Country, State/Province, City and area of physician specialty. Hosted by American College of Rheumatology. You may visit the page that lists rheumatologists and hospital/clinics Still’s Patients have referred. (The list is new and an ongoing compilation.) If you like your physician and would like them to be added to the list please write to us via the contact page, letting us know to add them. Thank you. Before visiting your doctors office, you may want read….. 7 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment
Learn how you can help support the International Still’s Disease Foundation through the Donation Programs. We are an all volunteer, non-profit foundation. Without financial support we cannot continue the work we do. Any amount is appreciated and enables us continue helping others. We thank you.
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.