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Arthritis and Rheumatology

About Arthritis and Rheumatology

Arthritis, itself a group of more than 100 different diseases, is one category of rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases are typically categorized by pain, swelling, and limited movement in joints and connective tissues in the body. However, they also can affect other areas of the body, including internal organs. Rheumatology is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.

The UMMC Difference

At UMMC, specialists in our rheumatology and molecular immunology program evaluate and manage patients with disorders of the bones and connective tissues, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoporosis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Our rheumatologists are specially trained to identify rheumatic diseases in their earliest stages. This is important because early detection and aggressive treatment are key to managing arthritis and rheumatic diseases.

In addition to patient care, the rheumatology division is actively involved in academic and research activities in a broad spectrum of rheumatological and immunological avenues.

See Children’s of Mississippi arthritis and rheumatology services.

Arthritis and Rheumatology care at UMMC