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Rheumatology is a field of study in which a person concentrates on the causes, effects, and treatments of auto-immune disorders, in which a person's own immune system is abnormal and damaging the person's body. Diseases include rheumatoid arthritis (adult & juvenile), lupus (SLE), scleroderma, etc... A doctor of this ...Read more
Rheumatic Disease : The study of rheumatic diseases which include arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, soft tissue diseases, immunologic diseases, osteoporosis, back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, connective tissue diseases to name a few. There are over 100-150 rheumatic diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why rheumatology now @50 yrs? Very disabilitating very little function, yet SSI won'nt approve me, why?
If : If you have severe arthritis with obvious joint deformities, loss of motion and poor function but have been denied social security disability, i suggest that you obtain an attorney who specializes in appeals for this type fo denial. You can find names in the yellow pages or by contacting the local bar association. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A rheumatologist is an internist or pediatrician who received further training in the diagnosis (detection) and treatment of musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases. These diseases can affect the joints, muscles, and bones causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity.
-- American College of Rheumatology ...Read more
Not a disease: Rheumatology is a field of of study in medicine, not a disease. It is the study of musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases. These diseases can affect the joints, muscles, and bones causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Little!: You have essentially two specialities that cover the fields. I trained in a division of clinical immunology and rheuamtology. Most of the non-structural diseases i treat involve the immune system. Allergist/immunologists will overlap, but the major focus is allergy and asthma than rheumatic issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several!: First, as a rheumatologist, i trained in two medical schools in programs called "clinical immunology and rheumatology." rheumatologists deal with autoimmune diseases. But they usually do not deal with allergies, either food or inhaled. They do not skin test. That being said, most allergist are also well trained in immunology, and their is some overlap in treating patients with immune diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a medical team or institution that is uniquely specialized in working out complicated diagnoses unfamiliar to most doctors that involve endocrinology, rheumatology, and possibly other areas?
Suggestions for treating esophageal spasms. Currently on diltiazem and carafate. These are not helping. Currently seeing rheumatology for poss autoimm?
Esophageal spasms: wish you all the best in dealing with this condition, but kindly make sure that there's no coronary arteries disease, if that's been ruled out already, good luck with considering other possibilities, wish you well ...Read more
Thkx Dr FRIEDLAND.dad raised it with Rheuma who said he not thought of churg struass an said god spot, was suppos 2 be seen for marfans,refused by GP?
Two not similar: These 2 diagnoses are not similar but both can be evaluated by the Rheumatologist. I don't know the remainder of the details ...Read more
My rheuma said i might have ild, I have sle as well. What meds is better: benlysta (belimumab) or cytoxan?
I have high CRP 90 and sed rate 100 and iron in the blood 1, 6 I have pain in all of my body tests in rheuma and gastro ok what is wrong with me?
Inflammation!: A CRP of 90, must be mg/liter, which is very high. More important than fibrinogen elevation, the cause for high sed rates, or esr. This is the test that should be followed. Ferritin is moot, since it to is an acute phase reactant. You have serous inflammation. At your age arthritis, or autoimmune disease is likely. Polymyalgia rheumatica would be first. See someone in rheumatology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer