Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
The division of Rheumatology and clinical Immunology at Nepal Mediciti Hospital is a medical super-specialty to deal with various musculoskeletal diseases and other connective tissue disorders or autoimmune disorders. The musculoskeletal disorders includes various inflammatory arthritis like Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Gouty Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis etc. as well as soft tissue rheumatism including Fibromyalgia.
Autoimmune conditions occur when the immune system sends inflammation to areas of the body when it is not needed causing damage/symptoms. These diseases can affect any part of our body most commonly the joints, kidneys, heart, blood vessels, lung, the eyes, skin, nervous system, and other internal organs as well. These disease though rare are not that uncommon in our country. SLE, Lupus Nephritis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Systemic Sclerosis, various Vasculitis like Wegener’s Granulomatosus(GPA), Polyarteritis Nodosa, Takayasu Arteritis, various Myositis, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Diseases(ILD associated with CTD) are few examples of such autoimmune diseases.