As said before rheumatology diseases are diseases of inflammation and auto-immunity involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune and connective tissues. . There are more than 200 types of these diseases.
Some of these diseases diagnosed or managed by the rheumatologist include:
Rheumatoid arthritis; Lupus; Sjögren’s syndrome; scleroderma (systemic sclerosis); dermatomyositis; polychondritis; polymyositis; polymyalgia rheumatic; osteoarthritis; septic arthritis; sarcoidosis; gout, pseudogout; spondyloarthropathies; ankylosing spondylitis; reactive arthritis (aka reactive arthropathy); psoriatic arthropathy; enteropathic spondylitis; vasculitis; polyarteritis nodosa; Henoch-Schönlein purpura; serum sickness; Wegener’s granulomatosis; giant cell arteritis; temporal arteritis; Takayasu’s arteritis; Behçet’s syndrome; Kawasaki’s disease (mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome); Buerger’s disease (thromboangiitis obliterans); Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis(JIA) ( JIA includes a wide range Joint Disorders affecting Children); Rheumatic arthritis; Soft Tissue Rheumatism ( Localizes diseases and lesions affecting the joints and structures around the joints including tendon , ligaments capsules, bursae, Stress Fractures, muscles , nerve entrapment, vascular lesions , ganglion, connective tissue abnormalities and localised Soft tissues disorders etc.); Diseases affecting bones: Osteoporosis, osteomalasia, renal osteodystrophy, Fluorosis, Rickets Etc. Congenital and familial Disorders affecting Joints, Hyperextensible joints; Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome,Achondroplasisa, Marfan’s Syndrome etc.