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rheumatology

 [roo″mah-tol´ah-je]
the branch of medicine dealing with rheumatic disorders, their causes, pathology, diagnosis, treatment, and other aspects.

rheu·ma·tol·o·gy

(rū'mă-tol'ŏ-jē),
The medical specialty concerned with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatic conditions.
[G. rheuma, flux, + logos, study]

rheumatology

/rheu·ma·tol·o·gy/ (-tol´ah-je) the branch of medicine dealing with rheumatic disorders, their causes, pathology, diagnosis, treatment, etc.

rheumatology

(ro͞o′mə-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of rheumatic diseases.

rheu′ma·tol′o·gist n.

rheumatology

[-ol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, rheuma, flux, logos, science
the study of disorders characterized by inflammation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement of connective tissue and related structures of the body. These disorders are sometimes referred to collectively as rheumatism.

rheumatology

A specialty of internal medicine dedicated to the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal diseases, connective tissue–formerly, collagen vascular diseases, and vasculopathies. See Rheumatologist.

rheu·ma·tol·o·gy

(rū'mă-tol'ŏ-jē)
The medical specialty concerned with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatic conditions.
[G. rheuma, flux, + logos, study]

rheumatology

The medical specialty concerned with the causes, PATHOLOGY, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the joints, muscles, and connective tissue.

Rheumatology

The study of disorders characterized by inflammation, degeneration of connective tissue, and related structures of the body. These disorders are sometimes collectively referred to as rheumatism.

rheu·ma·tol·o·gy

(rū'mă-tol'ŏ-jē)
Medical specialty concerned with study, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatic conditions.
[G. rheuma, flux, + logos, study]

Patient discussion about rheumatology

Q. What kind of Doctor is a Rheumatologist? My GP referred me to a Rheumatologist. What is it? Should I be worried?

A. Rheumatologists are internists, physicians or pediatricians who are qualified by additional postgraduate training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones.

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Mrs Bulman has since developed rheumatological problems linked to the salmonella infection, which means she has difficulty doing routine daily chores without help.
A number of clients are continuing to have treatment for ongoing symptoms and in some cases have developed associated issues such as psychological and rheumatological problems.
In line with the efficacy demonstrated by leflunomide in experimental animal models of rheumatological diseases, leflunomide appears to diminish the severity of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE).
It was found that 42 women met the criteria for rheumatological referral and median time to referral was 3.
All patients were provided with a complete rheumatological and neurological examination provided by other medical doctors before intake in our study.
And it comes with the requirement that the implant manufacturers conduct large, long-term studies involving tens of thousands of women to measure the potential connections between silicone implants and rheumatological symptoms, neurological disease, effects on lactation and offspring, and cancer and suicide rates.
However, anticyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies are very rarely found in HCV patients with rheumatological manifestations and may be reliable serological markers for distinguishing these from patients with true RA [34].