Other Rheumatic Conditions
The Section of Rheumatology treats rheumatic diseases and conditions that may include:
- Antiphospholipid Antibody Disorder: a rare disorder involving recurrent blood clots. It usually occurs in women before age 45 and is sometimes associated with lupus or other autoimmune disorders.
- Bursitis: inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) that lies between a tendon and skin, or between a tendon and bone.
- Fibromyalgia: a common condition characterized by long-term, body-wide pain and tender points in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. It has also been linked to fatigue, morning stiffness, sleep problems, headaches, numbness in hands and feet, depression, and anxiety.
- Gout: a disease involving uric acid deposits in the joints and causing pain, especially in the joints of the feet and legs
- Hereditary Amyloidosis: a condition in which abnormal protein deposits in various tissues. These protein deposits damage the tissues and interfere with the function of the involved organ.
- Lyme Disease: an inflammatory disease characterized by a skin rash, joint inflammation, and flu-like symptoms, transmitted by the bite of a deer tick
- Paget's Disease: a metabolic bone disease that involves bone destruction and regrowth, which results in deformity
- Reiter Syndrome: a group of symptoms consisting of arthritis (inflammation of the joints), urethritis (inflammation of the urethra), conjunctivitis (inflammation of the lining of the eye), and lesions of the skin and mucous membranes
- Sarcoidosis: a disease of unknown cause in which inflammation occurs in the lymph nodes, lungs, liver, eyes, skin, or other tissues
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