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Rheumatology is the study of rheumatism, arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments. Rheumatology is a sub-specialty in internal medicine, devoted to diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. Rheumatologists deal mainly with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and heritable connective tissue disorders.

Rheumatology department in Zulekha Hospital aims for early diagnosis and management of various types of arthritis to avoid any long term complications causing significant damage to joints and other organs of the body.  Arthritis especially inflammatory arthritis, if left untreated, can cause significant damage and deformities in joints so arthritis should be assessed and treated as early as possible to avoid such complications and limitations in our daily activities. 

Rheumatology Services at Zulekha Hospital Dubai offers:

Management of arthritis like –

  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis 
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Reactive arthritis 
  • Enteropathic arthritis (associated with Inflammatory bowel disease) 
  • Reactive arthritis (usually associated with underlying infection) 

Crystal arthritis like

  • Gout and Pseudogout 

    Connective tissue disease like

    • SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus )
    • Sjogrens Syndrome
    • Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma and CREST syndrome)
    • Anitphospholipid antibodies

    Inflammatory myopathies (inflammation of muscles)

    • Polymyositis
    • Dermatomyositis 

    Various types of Vasculitis

    Most important types of Vasculitis are-

    • Large vessel vasculitis and GCA (temporal arteritis)
    • Wegeners Granulomatosis
    • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
    • Behcets syndrome

    Metabolic Bone Disease

    For Example-

    • Oeteoporosis
    • Osteomalacia
    • Vitamin-D Defeciancy
    • PAGET’s Disease

    Miscellaneous 

    • Adult onset still disease 
    • Sacroidosis 
    • Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) 

    Zulekha Hospital is equipped with excellent lab and radiology facilities where we can offer laboratory tests for arthritis, tests for autoantibodies, X-rays and ultrasound of joints These tests helps us in early diagnosis of rheumatology problem. We have facilities for prescribing, administering and monitoring latest treatments in arthritis called as biologic drugs. Also we can offer joint and soft tissue injections to help joint inflammation and pain, if needed in individual cases.  

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