The Department for Rheumatology manages various rheumatologic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, SLE (Lupus), vasculitis, gout, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. The department administers various intra-articular injections and the use of biologic drugs for rheumatologic diseases including ankylosing spondylitis. The Department of Rheumatology offers patients cutting-edge treatments and therapies.
Rheumatology in modern terms is called Clinical Immunology. It is now acknowledged that the under lying cause for a disease like rheumatism is a dysregulation of the normal functioning of the immune system. However for the sake of continuity and ease of identification among patients the term rheumatology is still retained and this branch is often referred to as Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology.
Therefore diseases resulting from the dysregulation (meaning altered regulation) of the normal functioning of the immune system, ( which often results in the immune system – which is meant to protect the body – turning on its own body and hence causing disease of the immune system ) can affect virtually any organ of the body