Department of Rheumatology
Rheumatology focuses on treatment and management of problems affecting the soft tissues, joints, vasculitis, heritable connective tissue disorders, arthritic conditions and autoimmune diseases.
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Working in close collaboration with specialists from other areas like orthopaedics, doctors at Continental Department of Rheumatology provide treatments for the following conditions:
Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis. It is triggered by a faulty immune system and affects the wrist and small joints of the hand, including the knuckles and the middle joints of the fingers.
Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a type of joint disease that results from breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. The most common symptoms are joint pain and stiffness. Initially, symptoms may occur only following exercise, but over time may become constant.
Ankylosing Spondylitis: Is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the vertebrate in your spine to fuse together, the fusing makes the spine less flexible and can result in hunched-forward posture.
Behcet's Syndrome: Behcet's disease, also called Behcet's syndrome, is a rare disorder that causes blood vessel inflammation throughout your body. The disease can lead to numerous signs and symptoms that may seem unrelated at first. They may include mouth sores, eye inflammation, skin rashes and lesions, and genital.
Bursitis and Tendonitis: Tendinitis and bursitis are inflammation or degeneration (breakdown) of the soft tissue around muscles and bones. Danger signs include rapid worsening of pain, redness and swelling, or sudden inability to move a joint.
Churg-Strauss Syndrome: Churg-Strauss syndrome also known as eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a disorder marked by blood vessel inflammation. This inflammation can restrict blood flow to vital organs and tissues, sometimes permanently damaging them.
Corticosteroid-Induced Osteoporosis: Corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis suggests two basic problems: a reduction in bone formation and an increase in bone resorption leading to an overall reduction in bone mass.
Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder marked by widespread, unexplained pain in the muscles and joints. It's not a disease. It's a syndrome, which is a collection of symptoms that occur together.
Giant Cell Arthritis: Giant-cell arteritis (GCA or temporal arteritis or cranial arteritis) or Horton disease is an inflammatory disease of blood vessels most commonly involving large and medium arteries of the head, predominantly the branches of the external carotid artery.
Gout: Gout is one of the most painful forms of arthritis. It occurs when too much uric acid builds up in the body. The buildup of uric acid can lead to a sharp uric acid crystal deposits in joints, often in the big toe. Deposits of uric acid that look like lumps under the skin; kidney stones from uric acid crystals in the kidneys.
Lupus Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years.