Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospital has considerable expertise in the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases, working with some of Tamilnadu's leading practitioners in the field.
An enormous range of conditions are diagnosed or managed with the help of our rheumatologists-some are very common and some arevery rare- which includes:
Rheumatologists mainly deal with problems involving the joints and the allied conditions of connective tissue, using tools such as laboratory tests and X-rays to diagnose patient's problems.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Lupus Erythematosus
- Sjogren's Syndrome
- Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis)
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica
- Osteoarthritis, Septic Arthritis
- Gout And Pseudo gout
- Vasculitis, Polyarthritis Nodosa
- Henoch- SchonleinPurpura
- Serum Sickness
- Wegener's Granulomatosis
- Bechet's Syndrome
- Kawasaki's Disease (Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome)
- And Buerger's Disease (Thromboangiitis Obliterans)
Many of these conditions are chronic rather than acute, and in addition to healing, our focus is on returning quality of life to sufferers, many of whom have to deal with a considerable burden of pain. In this, we are assisted by the expertise of our Pain Management team.
Our rheumatology unit provides clinical care to women and men with chronic inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue diseases, osteoarthritis, regional musculoskeletal conditions and other general rheumatologic problems.