Rheumatology is one of the specialities in Internal Medicine, providing examination, clinical diagnosis, various drug treatments and medical referral services to the patients with autoimmune, joint, connective tissue and musculoskeletal diseases.
Common rheumatic disorders can be generally divided into two categories:
- Inflammatory joint diseases: such as rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and gout, etc. These diseases mainly affect joints and related tissues, including tendons, ligaments, surrounding soft tissues and muscles.
- Systemic rheumatic diseases: diseases of the immune system, including lupus erythematosus, Sjogren’s syndrome, scleroderma, dermatomyositis and systemic vasculitis.
Quality HealthCare's Rheumatology specialists will first consult with patients to learn more about their medical history and living habits, and work closely with other specialists according to the patients’ conditions, in order to ensure that the patients can receive the most effective and appropriate treatments.