RHEUMATOLOGIST :
A QUALIFIED DOCTOR WHO CAN DIAGNOSE AND TREAT VARIOUS RHEUMATIC DISEASES.THERE ARE OVER 120 RHEUMATIC AND MUSKULOSKELETAL DISAESES . 

COMMON RHEUMATIC DISAESES ARE :-

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
SPONDYLOARTHROPATHIES
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
REACTIVE ARTHRITIS
PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS
REITERS SYNDROME
ARTHRITIS IN GI AND HEPATOBILIARY DISORDERS
RHEUMATIC FEVER 
LUPUS -SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS
SCLERODERMA- SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS
INFLAMMATORY MUSCLE DISEASES - POLYMYOSITIS AND DERMATOMYOSITIS
SJOGRENS SYNDROME
MIXED CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS
STILLS DISEASE
POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA

VASCULITIS -WEGENERS GRANULOMATOSIS ,MICROSCOPIC POLYANGIITIS,CHURG STRAUSS VASCULITIS,CRYOGLOBULINEMIC VASCULITIS ,HENOCH SCHONLEIN PURPURA ,   POLYARTERITIS   NODOSA , KAWASAKIS DISEASES , TAKAYASUS ARTERITIS , GIANT CELL (TEMPORAL ) ARTERITIS .

GOUT
OSTEOARTHRITIS
FIBROMYALGIA
JUVELINE- CHILDHOOD ARTHRITIS
PAINS IN THYROID , DIABETES , PATIENTS
BACK PAIN AND NECK PAIN
OSTEOPOROSIS

COMMONLY USED MEDICATIONS ARE NSAIDS(ACECLOFENAC TYPE ),DMARDS (DISEASE MODYFYING ANTI RHEUMATIC DRUGS ), METHOTREXATE , SULFASALAZINE , HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE , AZATHIOPRINE , LEFLUNOMIDE , CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE ,STEROID , COLCHICINE , ALLOPURINOL ,CALCIUM ETC. BIOLOGICS ARE USED ONLY IN SPECIAL SITUATIONS .

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