The Department is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (lupus), Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis), Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's Syndrome, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Spondyloarthropathies (such as Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Reiter's Syndrome), Vasculitis, Rheumatic Fever, Degenerative Arthritis and various kinds of Arthropathy. Many of these are "autoimmune" disorders, in which the body's immune system attacks the patient's own joints, skin, muscles or internal organs. It is estimated that autoimmune disorders affect approximately 5% of the population.

• Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
• Sjögren’s syndrome (SS)
• Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
• Anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS)
• Ploymyositis (PM), Ddrmatomyositis (DM)
• Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD)
• Systemic sclerosis
• Adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD)
• Nodular panniculitis
• Osteoarthritis (OA)
• Gout
• Ankylosing spondylitis (AS)
• Reiter’s syndrome
• Psoriatic arthritis (PsA)
• Behcet’s disease (BD)
• Takayasu arteritis (TA)
• Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG)
• Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)
• Giant cell arteritis (GCA)
• Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
• Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)
• Rheumatic fever
• Relapsing polychondritis (RP)

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