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    Adult Still's disease

    Adult Still’s disease is a rare illness that causes high fevers, rash, and joint pain. It may lead to long-term (chronic) arthritis. Still’s disease is a severe version of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), which occurs in children. Adults can have the same condition. The disease is ...

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    Ankylosing spondylitis

    The spine is divided into several sections.  The cervical vertebrae make up the neck.  The thoracic vertebrae comprise the chest section and have ribs attached.  The lumbar vertebrae are the remaining vertebrae below the last thoracic bone and the top of the sacrum.  The sacral vertebrae are caged within the bones of the pelvis, and the coccyx  represents the terminal vertebrae or vestigial tail.

    Ankylosing spondylitis is a long-term type of arthritis. It affects the bones and joints at the base of the spine where it connects with the pelvis. These joints become swollen and inflamed. Over time, the affected spinal bones join together.

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    Arthritis

    Osteoarthritis is associated with the aging process and can affect any joint. The cartilage of the affected joint is gradually worn down, eventually causing bone to rub against bone. Bony spurs develop on the unprotected bones causing pain and inflammation.

    Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. A joint is the area where two bones meet. There are over 100 different types of arthritis.