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