The Department of Rheumatology treats rheumatic diseases such as arthritis. Left untreated, rheumatic diseases cause pain, limit range of motion and lead to joint deformities, which in turn can cause loss of muscle strength. Choithram Hospital and Research Centre’s Rheumatology Department helps patients avoid the vicious circle by extending expert services to help regain a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Brief Outline of the Department’s functions/ services/ diseases/ treatment:
Experienced Rheumatologist. Best treatment services provided to patients suffering from various rheumatic diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Ankylosing Spondylosis (AS), SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosis), Gout, Scleroderma, Vasculitis, Sjogern’s Syndrome, Myositis, Paediatric Rheumatologic Diseases. Provide DMARD Therapy, latest Biologic Therapy, Physiotherapy guidance.
Immunology Lab to conduct medical procedures and diagnostic tests like the rheumatoid factor, Anti-CCP anti body, ANA and various other antibodies testing.
Dedicated physiotherapy services
Synovial (joint) fluid analysis
Paediatric rheumatology is a specialty were rheumatologists are specifically trained to be highly skilled in managing various arthritis conditions and autoimmune diseases as Juvenile idiopathic arthritis(earlier called as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis), SLE, myositis, localized scleroderma and various immunodeficiency disease.
Fully equipped diagnostic laboratory services with accurate testing of RA Factor, Anti-CCP Antibody, ANA, ENA Panel, HLA B27