Patient Resources

General Information on Rheumatologic Diseases

The faculty at the Division of Rheumatology and Clincial Immunology is actively involved in research on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Wegener’s granulomatosus and gout. Information on multiple rheumatologic syndromes is available by clicking on the titles.

There are over 100 different types of arthritis found in man. Here are a few incidences of different rheumatological diseases.

1 in 8 Osteoporosis
1 in 10 Osteoarthritis
1 in 33 Fibromyalgia
1 in 100 Rheumatoid Arthritis
1 in 1,000 Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
1 in 1,000 Ankylosing spondylitis
1 in 2,000 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
1 in 10,000 Systemic Sclerosis

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia Infographic - Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain all over the body, sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress. 4 million US adults are affected, women are more likely to be diagnosed, there are 3 FDA approved medications for it.

Regular Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal aches, pain and stiffness, soft tissue tenderness, general fatigue, and sleep disturbances. The most common sites of pain include the neck, back, shoulders, pelvic girdle, and hands, but any body part can be affected. Fibromyalgia patients experience a range of symptoms of varying intensities that wax and wane over time.


Arthritis is one of the most common causes for disability. Signs and symptoms of the most common connective tissue diseases.

Resources & Links

Listing of websites with helpful information on a wide variety of rheumatologic diseases.