Rheumatologic Diseases - Kolan British Hospital

Rheumatologic Diseases

Rheumatology deals with rheumatic inflammatory diseases and other musculoskeletal system diseases developing generally as a result of dysfunction of immune system.

Main Diseases

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spondyloarthropathies and Anklyosing Spondylitis
  • Behçet’s Disease
  • Connective Tissue Disorders: systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, mixed connective tissue disorders, Sjögren’s syndrome and dermatomyositis and polymyositis.
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
  • Vasculites: Polyarteritis nodosa, Takayasu arteritis, giant cell arteritis and other systemic vasculites
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Acute Articular Rheumatism
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Crystal arthritis
  • Amiloidoz
  • Infectious arthritis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Metabolic and degenerative diseases: Osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, osteomalacia and Paget’s disease are the most common rheumatic diseases.

Arthritis: Besides arthralgia, existence of one or several of the findings of joint swelling indicating joint inflammation, arthralgia, increase of heat on joints, reddening on joints, or restriction in articular movements, i.e. joint inflammation. It may belong to a certain group of rheumatic diseases depending on localization and type of the affected joint, and whether it is systemic or not, and whether it leaves deformation or not, and the accompanying systemic symptoms. And its treatment is arranged according to disease and patient.