Rheumatology is a branch of medicine that is dedicated to the study of inflammation ie. swelling, warmth, pain, redness; of the structures that that make up the framework of the body, ie. joints, bones, muscles, connective tissue. The most common condition addressed is arthritis which refers to inflammation of the joints. Arthritis can be caused by a multitude of different conditions. Rheumatology also deals with complex, rare, serious, systemic autoimmune diseases that can affect many organ systems all at the same time. Lomibao Rheumatology and Wellness Care provides specialized care for patients with many different types of rheumatologic conditions, many of which are listed below.
Autoimmune arthritis refers to a group of several types of arthritis whereby your immune system mistakenly attacks your normal healthy joints.
A type of arthritis caused by wearing out of joints, breakdown, and eventual loss of the cartilage between the joints.
A severely painful version of arthritis, crystalline arthritis is caused by sharp crystals precipitating in joints such as the toes, knees or elbows.
Bone Density Disorders
Abnormalities of bone metabolism that adversely impact the structural integrity of bone.
Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
Systemic autoimmune diseases are conditions that can affect many organs, cells or tissues simultaneously instead of only one.
Caused by inflammation of the blood vessels themselves, including arteries and veins.
Soft-Tissue Rheumatism Conditions
Outside of immune disorders, there are non-autoimmune conditions that are treated by the rheumatologist.
Rare conditions that result from mutations in genes that are involved in regulating the innate immune system.
Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory granulomatous disease that can affect any organ system.
The space between two bones refers to a joint. When joints are abnormal, that is commonly referred to as arthritis.
Autoimmune conditions affecting specific organ systems that other specialists request consultation for co-management with the rheumatologist.
Conditions not Treated
There are some conditions that are outside of our scope of work and are not treated at our clinic.
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