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The rheumatology department at Jupiter Hospital is a hub of excellence offering a broad spectrum of inpatient and outpatient procedures for patients suffering from various rheumatologic disorders. Rheumatology is the branch of internal medicine that deals with the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of diseases related to joints, soft tissues and auto-immune symptoms in adults as well as children.
Physical examination is one of the most important steps for initiating a personalized treatment protocol. It involves the evaluation of the patient’s overall physical health which involves checking of pulse, listening to the heartbeats and lungs and checking for swollen lymph nodes along with a detailed examination of the affected limb and joints for assessing the intensity of inflammation, range of motion and function.
This is extremely important for making an effective clinical decision as it helps the doctors to understand what is going on with your health as well as helps them to figure out what health issues you are genetically at a risk of.
These are very crucial for determining the root cause of the problem and the extent to which it has spread, both of which are important for figuring out a proper treatment protocol.
Blood test - CBC, ESR, CRP, Liver and renal function test, Urine examination.
Special immunological tests - Rheumatoid factor. Anti-CCP antibody, ANA(AntiNuclear Antibody), ANCA, ANA Profile, C3, C4
Imaging tests- these help to give detailed images of the areas inside the body using different types of energy
Our team of specialists, which consists of renounced and well acclaimed rheumatologists,offers surgical as well as non-surgical treatments for a wide array of rheumatologic disorders, some of which are mentioned below:
Osteoarthritis-A progressive disease marked by the degeneration of the joints and the underlying bones, leading to stiffness, inflammation and unbearable pain.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)-
Takayasu Arteritis - Seen in young female mostaly, marked by narrowing of Blood vessels of arms and brains.
Spondyloarthropathies- It is a collective term used for a family of chronic joint diseases that are likely to affect adults as well as children. For e.g. ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) Inflammatory bowel disease related arthritis.
Sjogren’s Syndrome-It is an autoimmune disorder due to which a person’s immune system starts attacking the salivary and tear glands, leading to symptoms like dry mouth and dry eyes.
Gout-Coming from the family of arthritis, Gout is an inflammatory disease triggered by increased levels of uric acid in the blood.
Scleroderma-Also known as systemic sclerosis, it is a rare Connective tissue disease marked by hardening and tightening of the skin can also affect other organs like lungs, heart, blood vessels, Kidneys
Osteoporosis -Marked by Weakening of bones making them more prone to fracture. Usually found in Post - menopaused females or elderly men.
Infectious Arthritis-Commonly referred to as septic arthritis, the condition is marked by severe bacterial or viral infection in the joints or the fluids surrounding it.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis-Initially known as Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, it is the most common type of arthritis found in children below 16 years of age and is marked by persistent joint pain and inflammation.
Polymyalgia Rheumatica-Most likely to affect people above 65 years of age, Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder marked by muscle pain and stiffness especially in the shoulder and the surrounding areas.
Affects people above 65 years of age and, inflammatory disorder marked by headache, and sudden vision loss if not promptly treated. Can be associated with 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