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Rheumatology


Rheumatology is a medical field that manages primarily conditions called autoimmune diseases that result from abnormal inflammation.  Many times, this inflammation affects joints with swelling and pain - such as in rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthopathies, or gout.  However, in other conditions such as lupus, vasculitis, and other connective tissue diseases, the inflammation can affect other organ systems as well.