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.
Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a rare type of arthritis that causes inflammation in young people.
Adult-onset Still’s disease causes inflammation that results in joint damage, high fevers and rashes.
Typically inherited, FMF is characterised by recurrent bouts of fever with accompanying pain.
Ex: Typically inherited, FMF is characterised by recurrent bouts of fever with accompanying pain.
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