Rheumatology Diseases

Diseases diagnosed or managed by the rheumatologist include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Sjögren's syndrome
  • scleroderma (systemic sclerosis)
  • dermatomyositis
  • polychondritis
  • polymyositis
  • polymyalgia rheumatica
  • osteoarthritis
  • septic arthritis
  • sarcoidosis
  • gout, pseudogout
  • spondyloarthropathies
    • ankylosing spondylitis
    • reactive arthritis (aka **reactive arthropathy)
    • psoriatic arthropathy
    • enteropathic spondylitis
    • vasculitis
      • polyarteritis nodosa
      • Henoch-Schönlein purpura
      • serum sickness
      • Wegener's granulomatosis
      • giant cell arteritis
      • temporal arteritis
      • Takayasu's arteritis
      • Behçet's syndrome
      • Kawasaki's disease (mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome)
      • Buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans)

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis(JIA) ;

( JIA inccudes a wide range Joint Disoders affecting Children)

Rheumatic arthritis;

Soft Tissue Rheumatism; ( Localizes diseases and lesions affecting the joints and structures around the joints including tendons ,ligaments capsules, bursae, Stress Fractures, muscles , nerve entrapment, vascular lesions , ganglion, connective tissue abnormalities and localised Soft tissues disorders etc.)

Diseases affecting bones;

Osteoporosis, osteomalasia, renal osteodystrophy, Fluorosis, Rickets Etc.

Congenital and familial Disorders affecting Joints;

Hyperextensible joints;

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome,Achondroplasisa, Marfan's Syndrome etc.

Further Reading

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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2014

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  1. Karen Campbell Karen Campbell Australia says:

    I have numbing and discolouration to both hands and my right side of my face goes numb n purple and I feel cold Austin hospital said I need to see a rheumatology appoint now awaiting one .... any suggestion's on what it could be .. cheers karen

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