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Reumatologia este o supra specializare a medicinii interne si se ocupa cu diagnosticarea si tratarea afectiunilor reumatice.

Reumatologii se ocupa in principal cu afectiunile clinice ale articulatiilor, ale tesuturilor moi, a bolilor autoimune, a vasculitelor si a tesutului conjunctiv. Multe dintre aceste boli sunt cunoscute ca fiind tulburari ale sistemului imunitar.

Una dintre cele mai importante schimbări în reumatologia moderna este dezvoltarea de noi medicamente numite biologice, sau agenți de modificare a bolii, care pot controla boala severa mult mai eficient.

Societatea americana de reumatologie afirma:

Exista mai mult de 100 motive ca sa mergi la reumatolog!

There are more than 100 reasons to see a rheumatologist!

Rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, Behçet’s disease, Blount’s disease, bursitis, ankylosing spondylitis, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, discoid lupus, drug-induced lupus, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, adult onset Still’s disease, eosinophilic fasciitis, Fabry’s disease, Farber’s lipogranulomatosis, Felty syndrome, fibromyalgia, Fifth’s disease, Charcot joints, pseudogout, Freiberg’s disease, Gaucher’s disease, giant cell arteritis, glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, gonococcal arthritis, gout, Henoch-Schönlein purpura, HCV-associated arthritis, HIV-associated rheumatic disease syndrome, Raynaud’s phenomenon, fungal arthritis, hypermobility syndrome, polymyositis, infectious arthritis, juvenile arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, juvenile spondylarthropathy, Kawasaki’s disease, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, Lyme disease, Marfan syndrome, eosinophilic fasciitis, relapsing polychondritis, metabolic myopathies, metastatic carcinomatosis arthritis, mixed connective tissue disease, myopathies, osteitis pubis, neonatal lupus, Osgood-Schlatter disease, TMJ, osteogenesis imperfect, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, osteonecorsis, Paget’s disease of bone, palindromic rheumatism, polyarteritis nodosa, reactive arthritis, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, rheumatic fever, sacroiliitis sarcoidosis, septic arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome, somatotroph adenoma, spinal stenosis, spondylitis, systematic lupus erythematosus, temporal arteritis, tendonitis, scleroderma, Tietze’s syndrome, osteoarthritis, tuberculosis arthritis, vasculitis, viral arthritis, Wegener’s granulomatosis, Yersinia arthritis, peripheral entrapment, radiculopathy, hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, osteitis condensans ilii, neck pain, congenital dysplasia of the hip, polymyalgia rheumatica, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, osteolysis, degenerative joint disease, chondrolysis, myofascial pain syndromes, psoriatic arthritis, cronic ligament and muscle strain, dermatomyositis, erythromegalia, miscellaneous pain syndrome, Takayasu’s arteritis, intermittent hydrarthrosis, villonodular synovitis, internal derangement of joints, carpal tunnel syndrome, familial Mediterranean fever, osteomyelitis, progressive systemic sclerosis, hepatitis B associated arteritis, Weber-Christian disease, erythema nodosum, Churg-Strauss syndrome, bacterial arthritis, joint infections, parasitic arthritis, Whipple’s disease.

 

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