A good history and detailed clinical examination of patient are extremely important for proper diagnosis of over 100 types of arthritis. Recognition of patterns of joint involvement (topography) as well as those of disease presentation and progression is essential for correct clinical diagnosis.
Pain is a universal phenomenon. It is an unpleasant sensation felt by more than half of the world's population. Pain is a perception which is real and leads to considerable deterioration of quality of life in patients with arthritis and other rheumatological conditions.
Many rheumatologic diseases affect young women of childbearing age. Pregnancy alters immune status and is always a cause of concern in this age group. Effective use of better drugs and rigorous monitoring can now lead to remission of disease activity in many cases.
Human body is continuously exposed to various micro-organisms which can cause disease. Ability of human body to defend against diseases caused by micro-organisms and other agents is known as immunity and the system of this defense is known as immune system.