Rheumatology is branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of connective tissues and joints, many of which are now known to be immune mediated conditions.
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Rheumatic diseases can be caused by trauma, heredity, genetic abnormality, autoimmune disease, or another underlying condition such as cancer. There are more than 150 different types of rheumatic disorders, including arthritis, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, gout and lupus.
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