Rheumatology is a medical sub-specialty concerned
with the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases.
Medical specialists in rheumatology are called "Rheumatologists"
and work with clinical issues involving joints,
soft tissues, and the associated connective tissues.
Rheumatology is a rapidly evolving medical specialty.
Frequent advancements are due, in part, to new scientific
discoveries about the immunology of rheumatological
disorders. Because the characteristics of such disorders
are usefully explained by immunology,
the pathogenesis of major rheumatological disorders
are often described in terms of the autoimmune system,
i.e. as autoimmune diseases.
Medical treatment of rheumatological disorders
can help patients with rheumatism lead much improved