Diseases

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Rheumatology is a subspecialty in internal medicine that focuses on systemic autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases happen when the body’s natural defense system can’t tell the difference between your own cells and foreign cells, causing the immune system to mistakenly attack structures of your body, like your joints or skin, instead of germs like bacteria and viruses. Through blood tests we can detect autoantibodies, inflammation, and organ involvement/damage. Autoimmune diseases are chronic in nature and can be seen in every age group. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment to avoid long-term damage from uncontrolled inflammation is essential.

Rheumatic diseases include the following:

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Spondylarthropathies (HLA B-27 associated)

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Peripheral Spondylarthritis
  • Enteropathic Arthritides associated with Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Reaktive Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis

Systemic connective tissue diseaes

  • Systemic Lupus erythematosus
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Sjögren’s Syndrome
  • Raynaud‘s Phenomenon
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
  • Mixed connective tissue disease and overlap syndromes/undifferentiated connective tissue disease

Inflammatory muscle disease

  • Polymyositis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Antisynthetase-Syndrom

Inflammatory vessle diseases/Vasculitides

  • Giant Cell Arteritis/Temporal arteritis
  • Takayasu Arteritis/Aortitis
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • ANCA associated Vasculitis (GPA /Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (earlier Wegener’s granulomatosis), EGPA /Eosinophilic  Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (earlier Churg-Strauss Syndrome), MPA/ Mikroskopic Polyangiitis)
  • Behcet disease
  • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura/IgA vasculitis

Arthritis associated with infectious agents

  • Lyme disease
  • Arthritides associated with viral hepatitis
  • Parvovirus-B19 associated arthritis
  • Poststreptococcal Arthritis

Miscellaneous Rheumatic disorders

  • Felty-Syndrom
  • Adult-onset Still‘s Syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis/Löfgren’s Syndrome/Erythema nodosum
  • Autoimmune eye and ear disorders

Rheumatic disorders associated with metabolic and hematologic diseases

  • Gout
  • Pseudogout/CPPD
  • Hämochromatosis
  • Diabetic arthropathies

Bone disorders

  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Osteopenia/Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthrosis

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