Specialist for rheumatic diseases
Rheumatology is primarily concerned with so-called rheumatoid arthritis, which is also known as chronic polyarthritis. Rheumatism is not always easy to diagnose, because it presents with such varied symptoms. 400 conditions have now been classified as rheumatism and all of them are associated with the onset of inflammation of the skeleton and locomotor system.
The general practitioner usually sends his patients to a rheumatologist to have him check the suspicion. Since a rheumatologist has much more post-graduate training in this field than an internist, he can rely on the latest findings on diagnosis and treatment.