Rheumatology is a sub-specialty in internal medicine dealing with an adequate diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases such as those related to joints, connective tissue disorders, soft tissues, vasculitis and autoimmune diseases. It is a multidisciplinary field that works in tandem with different medical specialties such as Internal Medicine, Genetics & Orthopedics.
The Department of Rheumatology at Manipal Hospital Delhi handles the full spectrum of rheumatologic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, SLE ( Systemic Lupus Erythematosus), Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Pseudogout, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankolysing Spondylitis and Sjogren’s syndrome. We also deal with other diseases such as Scleroderma and Dermatomysotis. Our rheumatologists are proficient in managing various complications and are well-trained to provide advanced treatments and therapies.
Manipal Hospital Delhi has the most advanced and cutting-edge equipment and infrastructure like an ultrasonography, C-Arm and Capillaroscopy for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Some of the prevalent rheumatoid diseases are:
Some common medical procedures in rheumatology include the ANA test, which detects the antinuclear antibodies in the blood, some of which are specific to certain diseases. A Rheumatoid Factor test measures the amount of proteins produced by the immune system in your blood. High levels of proteins are usually associated with autoimmune diseases.
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