Vasculitis cells

Rheumatology diseases

Diseases diagnosed or managed by the rheumatologist include:


Degenerative arthropathies
-- Osteoarthritis

Inflammatory arthropathies

-- Rheumatoid arthritis
-- Spondyloarthropathies
             - Ankylosing spondylitis
             - Reactive arthritis (reactive arthropathy)
             - Psoriatic arthropathy
             - Enteropathic spondylitis

-- Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)
-- Crystal arthropathies: gout, pseudogout
-- Septic arthritis

Systemic conditions and connective tissue diseases

-- Lupus
-- Sjögren's syndrome
-- Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis)
-- Polymyositis
-- Dermatomyositis
-- Polymyalgia rheumatica
-- Mixed connective tissue disease
-- Polychondritis
-- Sarcoidosis
-- Vasculitis
             - Microscopic Polyangiitis
             - Churg-Strauss Syndrome
             - Wegener's granulomatosis
             - Polyarteritis nodosa
             - Henoch-Schönlein purpura
             - Serum sickness
             - Giant cell arteritis, Temporal arteritis
             - Takayasu's arteritis
             - Behçet's syndrome
             - Kawasaki's disease (mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome)
             - Buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans)
             - Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Soft Tissue Rheumatism

Local diseases and lesions affecting the joints and structures around the joints including tendons, ligaments capsules, bursae, stress fractures, muscles, nerve entrapment, vascular lesions, and ganglia. For example:

-- Low back pain
-- Tennis elbow
-- Golfer's elbow
-- Olecranon bursitis

Further reading

What is rheumatology?

What is a rheumatologist?

Rheumatology diagnosis
Rheumatology treatments
Patient information