Rheumatology - Pathology
Rheumatology - Pathology

Rheumatology - Pathology

by Carlo Raj, MD

Rheumatology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study of rheumatic diseases—immune-mediated conditions affecting the joints, ligaments, and muscles. Rheumatic diseases are characterized by soft-tissue inflammation and include immune-mediated and non-immune–mediated arthritis, seronegative spondyloarthropathies, systemic diseases with rheumatic manifestations such as lupus and vasculitides, and muscular pathologies such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and myasthenia gravis.

For optimal comprehension, the student should have a thorough understanding of the physiology of the immune system, particularly the mechanisms of humoral and cell-mediated immune responses. Moreover, basic knowledge of the histological classification of tissues is desirable.

Although not as common as other diseases, rheumatic disorders are considered important clinical entities because affected individuals require specialized care and follow-up. Pharmacological treatments constitute an active research area in this field.

A competent general physician and nurse should have a good understanding of the pathophysiologies of these disorders and an acute eye to identify clinical manifestations, especially in the pediatric population. Prompt recognition, timely referral, and initiation of integral care can improve outcomes in affected individuals and enhance their overall quality of life.

Course Details

  • Videos 30
  • Duration 4:02 h
  • Quiz questions 125
  • Concept Pages 34


Your Educators of course Rheumatology - Pathology

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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Great introductory lecture
By Tomas9A11 . on 06. March 2024 for Introduction to Soft Tissue Pathology: Tumors in Lipid Tissue

Very detailed, organised and professional explanation. Thank you very much.

the best
By juliza f. on 06. March 2023 for Medium Vessel Vasculitides: Polyarteritis Nodosa

Carlo Raj, make easy everything, I appreciate that. Thankss ss

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By Jimmy G. on 14. January 2023 for Non-ANCA-associated Small Vessel Vasculitides

The lecture has been very clear and precise as it is often the case with Dr. Raj!

good material, not the best teaching
By Chris M. on 05. October 2022 for Rheumatology - Pathology

I dont mind the accent. I just find the lectures lack a bit on comrehension. And I also dont like the attitude of Dr.Carlo Raj, prefered other ones. Material still useful and nicely displayed