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Rheumatology

The department of Rheumatology at Aster CMI hospital deals with the diagnosis and management of various types of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Rheumatologists are specialists with expertise in managing these conditions, especially autoimmune disorders.

The conditions we treat include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Gout and other crystal arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus)
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Inflammatory myositis
  • Systemic vasculitis – various types
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Fibromyalgia, chronic pain

Aster CMI Hospital is equipped with specialised lab tests essential for the diagnosis of these conditions, and also state of the art imaging modalities like CT, MRI Ultrasound and DEXA scanning.

Treatment modalities are based on scientific research and the rheumatology practice is largely evidence based. Our Rheumatologist is well versed with the use of Disease Modifying Drugs and the newer Biologic drugs like Infliximab, Etanercept, Rituximab, Tocilizumab etc and their monitoring.

The specialty offers both outpatient, inpatient and emergency clinical services, and Day care facility for infusion of biologic drugs and Cyclophosphamide.


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