Department of Rheumatology

Rheumatology is the study of a group of diseases known as rheumatic diseases. These diseases affect bones, joints, muscle groups and the immune system.
The following is a comprehensive breakdown of the commonly faced rheumatic ailments:

Joints: The disease of joints is called arthritis. There are many kinds of arthritis such as osteoarthritis (the most common), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis and lupus

Blood vessels: The disease of blood vessels is called vasculitis. Since blood vessels are ubiquitous in the body, major organs like the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, gut, skin, joint and muscles can be affected

Muscles: Medical conditions that affect muscles result in myositis

Skin: Disease affecting the skin is called systemic sclerosis

Eyes: Disease affecting part of the eyes is called uveitisis

Kidney: Diseases of the kidney are collectively called nephritis

Soft tissue rheumatism: A group of conditions which is not included in the above list but that can cause tremendous pain throughout the body is called fibromyalgia. It is a fairly common condition



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