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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


What is arthritis?

Inflammation of a joint(s)


What are the symptoms of arthritis?

-Functional impairment
-Systemic symptoms


What are the signs of arthritis?

-Restriction of movement
-Systemic features


What is included on the spectrum of rheumatic disease?

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