A review of medical history and symptoms help in diagnosis. A fever with an unexplained origin accompanied by salmon-pink rashes indicates the possibility of Adult Still’s Disease.
A variety of tests including blood tests and imaging are used in confirmatory diagnosis of this condition.
Blood tests – changes in the levels of blood cells indicate the presence of Adult Still’s Disease. Levels of platelets and white blood cells are higher in individuals affected by this disease. An erythrocyte sedimentation rate is also elevated with Still’s disease.
Other indicative measures include serum ferritin, liver enzymes, and fibrinogen, all of which are elevated.
Imaging techniques like X-rays, CT scans, and ultrasounds are used to check for inflammation in the heart, fluid accumulation in the lungs, enlargement of the spleen, liver or lymph nodes, and inflammation of the joints.
There is no complete cure for Adult Still’s Disease, so treatment mainly focuses on alleviating the symptoms and reducing the progression of disease.
This helps to prevent complications associated with the disease.
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