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The St Vincent’s Clinic Department of Rheumatology provides a full range of diagnostic and management services.
These include inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid
arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis), gout,
osteoarthritis, lupus and anti-phospholipid syndromes,
and other connective tissue disorders, as well as pain
syndromes, soft tissue rheumatism, spinal disorders
and osteoporosis. In fact, over 200 forms of arthritis,
musculoskeletal and systemic autoimmune diseases
are treated by Rheumatologists.
Close liaison with other departments, state of the art
medical imaging services, and collaboration with the
St Vincent’s Campus Private Hospital, Public Hospital
and Research Precinct help to provide current bestpractice level of care.
In addition to the above, Dr Laila Girgis and Dr Ross
Penglase have a particular interest and research
involvement in connective tissue disease associated
interstitial lung disease, scleroderma and myositis
overlap syndromes, and vasculitis.