RHEUMATOLOGY

Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in Medicine and Surgery
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2014/2015
Year: 
4
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2017/2018
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Credits: 
1
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
8
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (8 hours)
Requirements: 

Knowledge of biochemistry, physiology and anatomy is needed to understand the topics discussed in the course.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

Aim of the course is to systematically discuss most common diseases of Rheumatology
In particular, for every disease the following topics will be discussed: definition, epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, symptoms and signs, diagnosis, prognosis, therapy (hints)

Approach to rheumatic disease
- Definition of rheumatic diseases
- Epidemiology
- Autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases
- Diagnosis and diagnostic test
- Clinical course and prognosis

Arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Rheumatic fever
- Gout
- Spondyloarthritides
- Reiter disease and reactive arthritis

Connective tissue diseases
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Scleroderma and related disorders
- Sjogren syndrome
- Polymyositis and related diseases
- Cryoglobulinemia

Vasculitis
- Takayasu’s arteritis , Horton disease
- Polyarteritis nodosa , Kawasaki disease
- ANCA related vasculuitis
- Wegener ‘s granulomatosis , Churg-Strauss syndrome

1. Rugarli C . Medicina Interna Sistematica. VII Edizione. Edra Masson. 2015
2. Longo DL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL Harrison''s Manual of Medicine. XIX Edition. McGraw-Hill. 2015

Professors

Parent course