Systemic autoimmune diseases, arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders alter the lives of more than 40 million people in the U.S., and arthritis is the most common cause of disability. Rheumatology is the specialty of medicine that cares for people with the more than 100 types of arthritis along with the complex diseases, including lupus, systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), vasculitis and inflammatory muscle disease, that impact the lives of so many patients. The rheumatologists at HSS are acknowledged as the best in the world in diagnosing and caring for patients with these disorders, and they advance medical knowledge and discovery of new therapies through their research studies and education programs. HSS physician scientists and clinicians work together to identify new targets for therapy and apply their insights to achieve the best outcomes for patients.
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