The Division of Rheumatology at UI Health provides care to patients with the full spectrum of rheumatic and autoimmune diseases, including arthritis and allied conditions and disorders of connective tissue. The Arthritis Center at UI Health is a significant outpatient facility with more than 6,000 patient visits annually. Each year, the consultation service sees approximately 400 patients.
The Rheumatology clinical faculty members have special interest in and treat patients with the following diseases:
- Dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and arteritis
- Immune-mediated thromboembolic disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Rheumatic disease in the geriatric patient
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
The Rheumatology research faculty members focus on molecular pathogenesis of fibrosis, recognition of immunological self from non-self on the basis of autoimmunity, mechanics of inflammation, and novel biologic therapies for Raynaud, immunological and rheumatic diseases. Additional active research programs examine genetic basic of scleroderma, and the long-term outcomes, epidemiology, risk factors and economic burden of chronic arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.
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