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.
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.
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 CenterHaifa State Hospital
Sheba Medical CenterRamat Gan State Hospital
Sourasky Medical CenterTel Aviv State Hospital
Hadassah Medical CenterJerusalem Proprietary hospital
Assaf Harofeh Medical CenterBe'er Ya'akov State Hospital
Edith Wolfson HospitalHolon State Hospital
Galilee Medical CenterNagaria State Hospital
Shaare Zedek Medical CenterJerusalem Proprietary hospital
Laniado Hospital - Sanz Medical CenterNetanya Proprietary hospital
Hillel Yaffe Medical CenterHadera State Hospital
Carmel Medical CenterHaifa State Hospital
Shaar Menashe Mental Health CenterSha'ar Menashe State Hospital
Rabin Medical CenterPetah Tikva State Hospital
Soroka Medical CenterBeersheba State Hospital
Emek Medical CenterAfula State Hospital
Barzilai Medical CenterAshkelon State Hospital
Schneider Children's Medical CenterPetah Tikva State Hospital
The Edmond and Lily Safra Children's HospitalRamat Gan State Hospital
Meyer Children's HospitalHaifa State Hospital
Dana Children's HospitalTel Aviv State Hospital
Alyn Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation CenterJerusalem Not available
Elisha HospitalHaifa Proprietary hospital
Lowenstein Hospital - Rehabilitation CenterRaanana Proprietary hospital
Beit Rivka Geriatric Medical CenterPetah Tikva State Hospital
Horev Medical CenterHaifa State Hospital
Reuth Medical & Rehabilitation CenterTel Aviv Not available
Matzpen Mental Health CenterTel Aviv Proprietary hospital
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