The sensitivity and simplicity of an ANA test makes it extremely popular initial test to evaluate for lupus.
Speciality: MSK Rheumatology
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a rheumatic disease that causes arthritis of the spine and sacroiliac joints.
Connective Tissue Disease (CTDs) is any disease that targets the connective tissues within the body.
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a large vessel vasculitis that affects 2.2 per 10,000 people each year in the UK
Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis.
Inflammatory causes of MSK pain - referral guidelines
Psoriatic Arthritis can cause progressive joint damage and loss of function.
Rheumatologists are doctors who investigate, diagnose, manage and rehabilitate patients with inflammatory disorders of the musculoskeletal system.