Arthritis & Rheumatology
Department of Rheumatology
Welcome to the division of rheumatology and clinical immunology at Norvic International Hospital. This Division is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. This is the medical super specialty that deals with arthritis and other connective tissue disorders. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and rheumatism. Since last one decade Our center for arthritis and rheumatic diseases provides outstanding care to patients of all ages who suffer from rheumatic diseases. We offer comprehensive evaluation, consultation and new treatment modalities as well as management of this disease. The very cutting treatment option like cytokine based therapies immunomodulators,immunosuppressants and DMARDS ,intraarticular injection and the very latest antiosteoporosis medications are available
Some of the more common conditions that we treat are listed below:
Major Arthritis and connective tissue disease: - Rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogrensyndrome, Lupus, scleroderma, Gout, undifferentiated connective tissue disorders.
Pediatric (childhood) rheumatism: - Juvenile arthritis, juvenile SLE,& other connective tissue disorders.
Arthritis in old age: - Osteoarthritis, back pain, neck pain, osteoporosis, ostemalacia, etc
Inflammatory myopathy: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Anti-synthetase syndrome, Polymyalgia rheumatica
Seronefotive Spondyloarthropathy: - Ankylosing spondylosis, reactive arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis.
Soft tissue Rheumatisum: - Fibromualgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, tennis elbow, Bursitis and tendinitis, frozen shoulder.
Vasculitis( Systemic vasculitis):- Wegeners,Microscopic polyangitis, Chrg-straauss vasculitis.
Other miscellaneous: - Heriditary, congenital, infectious and metabolic related rheumatic syndrome, polycondritis, sarcoidosis, still disease, uveeitis and Behcets, Amyloidosis, primary immunodeficiency syndromes, & rare autoimmune disorders etc.
Key message how to recognized arthritis:
If any patients suffering from joints pain with or without swellings in the joints (hands, wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee ankle and feet’s) or generalized body ache, fatigue, lethargy should see rheumatologist. Also we can guess if patients is having any of symptoms like skin rash, photosensitivity, fever, recurrent painless oral ulcer, bluish discoloration of hands especially on exposure to cold and winter season, tightening and thickening of skin, dryness of mouth and eye, non healing ulcer, then also he /she should consult a rheumatology.
We can treat the disease and prevent to deformed joints and also save the life from life threatening condition.
Head of department (Rheumatology):
Dr Arun kumar gupta
Medical qualification: -
MBBS, MD(Internal medicine),
Felloship of Rheumatology (APLAR), SGPGIMS-Lucknow, India,
Fellow of Rheumatology (BSMMU),Dhaka,Bangaladesh.
Fellowship of American College of Rheumatology (USA)
Experience membership & certifications awards:
2007 to present: Consultant Rheumatologist,HOD(rheumatology) Norvic international hospital
2007: Fellow in rheumatology (BSMMU,) Dhaka Bangladesh
2006 -2008: Lecture of medicine at Nepal Medical College Jorpati Kathmandu
2009-2010: APLAR Fellow, SGPGIMS-Lucknow, India.
2013: Fellow of American college of Rheumatology, USA.