Providers at UF Health Rheumatology – North
offer treatment for patients with diseases that affect the muscles, skeleton, joints
and tendons, including osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia.
Rheumatologists treat a wide array of diseases that mainly involve autoimmunity.
This is a term used to describe a complex situation whereby the body’s immune system
goes awry and attacks the body itself. The harmful effects are variable and associated
with specific diseases based on the immune pathways and connective tissues involved.
Such diseases include:
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Arthritis with Crohn’s disease and psoriasis
- Behcet’s syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sjogren’s syndrome
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