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Here is a quick mnemonic “DISEASE to remember about Still’s Disease Rash

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Still’s Disease Rash : How To Remember Easily ?

  • D – “Distinctive rash on trunk and extremities” – Still’s disease is characterized by the presence of transient 2- to 5-mm erythematous papules appearing at the height of fever on the trunk and proximal extremities. These lesions are evanescent, meaning they come and go quickly.

  • I – “Involves children and young adults” – Still’s disease primarily affects children and young adults.

  • S – “Symptoms of high spiking fever” – One of the prominent symptoms of Still’s disease is a high spiking fever.

  • E – “Exhibits polyarthritis” – Individuals with Still’s disease may experience polyarthritis, which is inflammation involving multiple joints.

  • A – “Associated with autoimmune disease” – Still’s disease is classified as an autoimmune disease, where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues.

  • S – “Shows splenomegaly” – Splenomegaly, or enlargement of the spleen, is a common finding in Still’s disease.

  • E – “Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate” – In Still’s disease, the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is often significantly increased, with values exceeding 100 mm/h.


Mnemonic : DISEASE

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