Department of Rheumatology

What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the study of arthritis, rheumatism and other disorders of the joints, muscles and ligaments. Furthermore, it also deals with the systemic autoimmune conditions, commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases.

What Are The Doctors Of Rheumatology Called?

A rheumatologist is a specialist who is proficient in the treatment of musculoskeletal (muscular + skeletal) and systemic autoimmune diseases.

When Is It A Good Time To See A Rheumatologist?

You should be concious of the following changes in your body that may point towards the development of a rheumatic disease and instantly book an appointment with a rheumatologist:

  1. Diagnosed with arthritis or a rheumatic disease
  2. Joint pain and/or swelling
  3. Abnormal blood test results

What Do The Doctors Of Rheumatology Treat?

  1. Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)
  2. Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  3. Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition (CPPD)
  4. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  5. Cryopyrin-Associated Autoinflammatory Syndrome (CAPS) (Juvenile)
  6. Dermatomyositis (Juvenile)
  7. Familial Mediterranean Fever (Juvenile)
  8. Fibromyalgia
  9. Giant Cell Arteritis
  10. Glucocorticoid-induced Osteoporosis
  11. Gout
  12. Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  13. HCV & Rheumatic Diseases
  14. HIV & Rheumatic Diseases
  15. Hypermobility (Juvenile)
  16. Hyperimmunoglobulin D Syndrome (Juvenile)
  17. Inflammatory Myopathies
  18. Juvenile Arthritis
  19. Localized Scleroderma (Juvenile)
  20. Lupus
  21. Lyme Disease
  22. Metabolic Myopathies
  23. Osteoarthritis
  24. Osteonecrosis
  25. Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ)
  26. Osteoporosis
  27. Paget’s Disease of Bone
  28. PFAPA (Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Adenitis Syndrome) (Juvenile)
  29. Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  30. Psoriatic Arthritis
  31. Raynaud’s Phenomenon
  32. Reactive Arthritis
  33. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  34. Scleroderma
  35. Sjögren’s Syndrome
  36. Spinal Stenosis
  37. Spondyloarthritis
  38. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Juvenile)
  39. Takayasu’s Arteritis
  40. Tendinitis & Bursitis
  41. Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Associated Periodic Syndrome (Juvenile)
  42. Vasculitis

 

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