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Jupiter Hospital's rheumatology department is a centre of excellence, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient operations for patients with rheumatologic illnesses. Rheumatology is a specialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of disorders affecting the joints, soft tissues, and auto-immune symptoms in both adults and children.
Initiating a personalised treatment protocol begins with a physical examination, one of the most crucial stages. It entails evaluating the patient's overall physical health, which includes taking the patient's pulse, listening to the heart and lungs, and checking for swollen lymph nodes, as well as performing a thorough examination of the affected limb and joints to determine the severity of inflammation, range of motion, and function.
This is crucial for making an effective clinical decision because it helps physicians understand what is happening with your health and determine your genetic susceptibility to certain health conditions.
These are critical for understanding the fundamental source of the disease as well as the extent to which it has spread, all of which are required for developing a good treatment strategy.
CBC, ESR, CRP, liver and renal function tests, and urine examination are all blood tests. Rheumatoid factor is a special immunological test. Anti-CCP antibody, ANA (AntiNuclear Antibody), ANCA (AntiNuclear Antibody Profile), C3, C4
Imaging tests- they provide detailed images of internal organs utilising various sources of energy.
Our team of renowned and highly regarded rheumatologists offers surgical and non-surgical remedies for a wide range of rheumatologic disorders, including those listed below:
Osteoarthritis-is a progressive disease characterised by the degeneration of the joints and the underlying bones, which results in rigidity, inflammation, and excruciating pain.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)-
Takayasu Arteritis - Mostly seen in young females, this condition is characterised by constriction of blood arteries in the arms and brain.
Spondyloarthropathies- It is the collective term for a group of chronic joint diseases that can affect both adults and infants. For example, ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are associated with inflammatory bowel disease.
Sjogren’s Syndrome-It is an autoimmune illness in which the immune system attacks the salivary and tear glands, causing symptoms such as dry mouth and dry eyes.
Gout-Gout is an inflammatory disease caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the blood; it is a form of arthritis.
Scleroderma-It is a rare Connective tissue disease characterised by hardening and tightening of the skin that can potentially affect other organs such as the lungs, heart, blood vessels, and kidneys.
Osteoporosis -Weakening of bones makes them more susceptible to fracture. Typically found in postmenopausal women and elderly men.
Infectious Arthritis-Septic arthritis is a disorder characterised by severe bacterial or viral infection in the joints or the fluids around them.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis-Originally referred to as Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, it is the most prevalent form of arthritis in children younger than 16 years old, characterised by persistent joint pain and inflammation.
Polymyalgia Rheumatica-Polymyalgia rheumatica, which primarily affects persons over the age of 65, is an inflammatory illness characterised by muscle pain and stiffness, particularly in the shoulder and adjacent areas.
If not promptly treated, this inflammatory disorder characterised by headaches and sudden vision loss affects persons older than 65. Linked to polymyalgia rheumatica.
Diagnosis and Treatment - Same as polymyalgia rheumatica Post Viral/Post-Chikungunya arthritis - Can affect any age group, marked by chronic joint pains following dengue/Chikungunya fever Diagnosis - Blood test, CBC, ESR, CRP
TLT : NMedications : NSALD, Corticosteroids, DMARB like Methotredexds, physical therapy