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Dr Les Bailey looks at Stills disease in children and educating the public about this disease. Dr Les Bailey phd, DO, Acopm, Apta ( int part ). Dr Les Bailey, Stills disease 2012
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Dec. 5, 2012 - PRLog -- Dr Les Bailey looks at STILLS DISEASE, Dr Les Bailey phd, DO, Acopm, Apta ( int part )

Dr Les Bailey 2012
Stills disease or juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most commonly found of the rheumatoid spectrum arthritis family in children between the ages of 7 and 15.

The term idiopathic is given as the disease has no cause that has yet been identified.

It involves arthritic swelling of the synovium of the joint, but is very different to the rheumatoid spectrum diseases found in adults.
Like rheumatoid arthritis, it is an autoimmune disease.

It is quite rare, and can affect adults as well as children, although in adults, it is much rarer and is known as Adult-onset Stills disease.

Stills disease also lists symptoms such as intermittent fevers and rashes.

Patients presenting with Stills disease have systemic symptoms, such as joint inflammation, fever, rash, lymph gland swelling, sore throat, and enlargement of the liver and spleen.

Rare symptoms include inflammation of the lungs and heart lining, and fluid around the lungs.

Oddly enough, the arthritis symptoms appear at a later stage.

Diagnosis is made on the general features of the disease, and other disease factors have to be excluded, for example, other types of arthritis, cancers, and acute infections.

There appear elevated white cell counts mimicking serious infection, although these are not present.

The fever and other symptoms generally run their course, but the joint symptoms can last many years, even into adulthood.

It can cause serious long term damage to the joints, mainly the hips, knees and wrists.

There are many anti inflammatory drugs used to treat Stills disease, and there are some very interesting results coming from Biologic drugs.

Stills disease is not a commonly recognised problem, and I hope this article goes some way toward helping raise awareness amongst the general public.

Dr Les Bailey phd, DO, Acopm,Apta ( int part )

Dr Les Bailey 2012

Andrew still college osteopaths diploma 1983
- Qualified osteopathy 1993 northern college of osteopaths (DO).
- Awarded teaching/lecturer diploma northern college of osteopaths 1993 where I was a senior lecturer for 3 years.
- remedial massage diploma first awarded 1981 (London academy of massage and physical culture)
- Phd awarded by thesis from OIUCM 2009 for research into plantar fasciitis
- Awarded lifetime membership medicina alternativa 1992
- Awarded the fellowship international lasertherapy association 1994
- Diploma in manipulative medical science 1991 (medicina alternativa)
- Former adviser on standards in therapy at the institute of complimentary medicine.
- Certificate in acupuncture for musculoskeletal pain control 1995
- Diploma in biomechanics DipBmec,college of foot health practitioners 2008
- Author of "the laymans guide to foot and heel pain”, 1st edition 2005, final 3rd edition 2010

- Registered with ACOPM and APTA (international partner)

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