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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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The Welsh Government will now be under pressure to create a full paediatric rheumatology service in Wales for children with JIA which should include one consultant paediatric rheumatologist, two nurse specialists, one physiotherapist and an occupational therapist.
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The Paediatric Rheumatology team recognised that there were fewer charities associated with Lupus, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis ( JIA) and other related conditions in children and went about driving forward improvements.
From fighting for acceptance, the nurses are now regarded as running a rheumatology centre of excellence.
Levine's research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including PLOS One, Arthritis and Rheumatology, Journal of Rheumatology, Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism and American Journal of Medicine.