Understanding Rare Autoinflammatory Diseases

Autoinflammatory diseases are conditions where the inflammatory response appears to occur “on its own” in response to invading germs which are not present. Because the immune cells act as if they were fighting germs, an inflammatory response results that affects the entire body causing a disease flare that includes fever, rash, joint swelling, pain and fatigue.


About SJIA

Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a rare type of arthritis that causes inflammation in young people.


About AOSD

Adult-onset Still’s disease causes inflammation that results in joint damage, high fevers and rashes.


About FMF

Typically inherited, FMF is characterised by recurrent bouts of fever with accompanying pain.


About CAPS

CAPS is usually inherited and includes three different conditions with overlapping syndromes of increasing severity.


About HIDS & MKD

HIDS/MKD may become apparent in the first year of a child’s life, with flares occurring every 2-8 weeks.                                                                                                         



TRAPS is a very rare autoinflammatory disease that typically manifests in children before they reach the age of 4.

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About Gout

Gout, also known as gouty arthritis, is characterised by very painful joint inflammation in older adults.

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