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What is rheumatology?

-Rheumatology is the Medical Specialty that deals with the investigation, diagnosis and management of patients with arthritis and other related conditions
-This incorporates more than 200 disorders including inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue disease and bone disease

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What is arthritis?

Inflammation of a joint(s)

3

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

-Pain
-Stiffness
-Swelling
-Functional impairment
-Systemic symptoms

4

What are the signs of arthritis?

-Tenderness
-Swelling
-Restriction of movement
-(Heat)
-(Redness)
-Systemic features

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What is included on the spectrum of rheumatic disease?

-RA
-Sero negative arthritis
-Crystal arthritis
-Connective tissue disease
-Systemic vasculitis
-Bone disease

-Osteoarthritis