Rheumatology (Greek ρεύμα, rheuma, flowing current) is a sub-specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, devoted to diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. Clinicians who specialize in rheumatology are called rheumatologists. Rheumatologists deal mainly with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and heritable connective tissue disorders.
Arthritis & Joint Conditions
The most common rheumatic diseases include osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis—sometimes referred to as RA. Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition in which the immune system attacks healthy cells. It can cause inflammation, swelling, and pain in several joints at once.
The most common reasons to see a rheumatologist include: Rheumatoid arthritis. Lupus. Osteoarthritis.
Rheumatology is the area of medicine that is concerned with rheumatism, arthritis, and related diseases. rheumatologist Word forms: plural rheumatologists countable noun. He was a consultant rheumatologist at the nearby hospital.