What conditions does this include?

Rheumatic diseases include more than 100 types of arthritis and all forms of vasculitis, autoimmune connective tissue diseases and inflammatory muscle diseases. Many of these disorders run in families.

Below are some of the most common types of rheumatic diseases:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Spondyloarthritis
  • Crystalline arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Scleroderma