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Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis systemic-onset

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Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, systemic-onset

also known as systemic-onset juvenile chronic arthritis. Stills disease presents with systemic (bodywide) illness including high intermittent fever, a salmon-coloured skin rash, swollen lymph glands, enlargement of the liver and spleen, and inflammation of the lungs (pleuritis) and around the heart (pericarditis). The arthritis may not be immediately apparent but it does always surface and it may persists long after the systemic symptoms are gone.