St John's Medical College

Overview

This department caters to the needs of patients with rheumatologic and immunological disorders. Patients with autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiencies receive care in the department.

The department is actively involved in the management of patients with following diseases

Rheumatoid arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis

Ankylosing spondylitis, Spondyloarthropathy

Systemic lupus erythematosus

Scleroderma

Dermatomyositis/Polymyositis

Several other connective tissue diseases

The prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis is about 1% in the community. Hence rheumatologic diseases are common and the department serves a large number of patients.

Pediatric Immunology and Rheumatology

The department is actively involved in the diagnosis and management of primary immune deficiencies and rheumatologic illnesses of childhood.