Diseases diagnosed or managed by the rheumatologist include:
Apart from an extensive medical history and physicalexamination , a rheumatologist may apply the following diagnostic methods:
Most rheumatic diseases are treated with analgesics , NSAIDs (anti-inflammatory drugs), steroids (in serious cases), DMARDs ("steroid-sparing" agents) and monoclonal antibodies , such as the recently introduced infliximab and etanercept .
Physiotherapy is vital in the treatment of many rheumatologicaldisorders. Occupational therapy can help patients findingalternative ways for common movements which would otherwise be restricted by their disease.
A large body of recent scientific research treats the background of autoimmune disease , the cause of many rheumatic disorders. Epidemiological studies and medication trialsare also conducted.
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