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Rheumatology

Rheumatology

Rheumatology is the branch of medicine that deals with diagnosis and treatment of a number of systemic diseases of connective tissue, which affects the joints, blood vessels, heart, gastrointestinal tract, kidney, skin.

Diagnostics

Most diseases of this group is the beginning of a dim, blurred symptoms, or the patient does not feel it necessary to go to the doctor, or the doctor does not consider it necessary to start this seriously examined and treated. If treated in the early stages is not started, then quickly may be irreversible changes in the joints, heart valves and other organs.

Examination for suspected vasculitis or systemic autoimmune disease complex, as is often the physician may need to conduct a differential diagnosis on the basis of the few manifestations of the disease. Apply:

  • General and biochemical blood analysis;
  • determination of specific antigens in the blood plasma: rheumatoid factor, anti-LE cells, and others;
  • x-rays of the joints;
  • the immunological;
  • Ultrasound of the joints, heart and other organs if necessary;
  • radioisotope scintigraphy;
  • MRI of the spine and bones of the limbs;
  • functional and ultrasound examination of peripheral vessels;
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy as needed.

Treatment

Depending on diagnosis, stage of disease in the treatment of rheumatic diseases can be used:

  • drugs: immunosuppressive drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids, protective agents;
  • these two methods;
  • intra-articular injection of drugs;
  • physiotherapy, balneotherapy;
  • surgical treatment: plastic and artificial joints.

Screening and treatment in clinics of Israel can patients of any age. The presence of specialized children's departments, which created favorable conditions that allow for the examination and treatment of the child without inflicting psychological trauma from a stay in the new location and communication with the medical staff.

Clinics in this area

Rambam Medical Center

Rambam Medical Center

Haifa State Hospital
Sourasky Medical Center

Sourasky Medical Center

Tel Aviv State Hospital
Hadassah Medical Center

Hadassah Medical Center

Jerusalem Proprietary hospital
Assaf Harofeh Medical Center

Assaf Harofeh Medical Center

Be'er Ya'akov State Hospital
Edith Wolfson Hospital

Edith Wolfson Hospital

Holon State Hospital
Bnai Zion Medical Center

Bnai Zion Medical Center

Haifa State Hospital
Rabin Medical Center

Rabin Medical Center

Petah Tikva State Hospital
Soroka Medical Center

Soroka Medical Center

Beersheba State Hospital
Kaplan Medical Center

Kaplan Medical Center

Rehovot State Hospital
Emek Medical Center

Emek Medical Center

Afula State Hospital
Meyer Children's Hospital

Meyer Children's Hospital

Haifa State Hospital
Elisha Hospital

Elisha Hospital

Haifa Proprietary hospital
Horev Medical Center

Horev Medical Center

Haifa State Hospital

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