To learn the main rheumatic diseases (autoimmune and autoinflammatory disorders), their clinical pictures, diagnostic work-up, and therapeutic notes.
Classroom lessons, using PowerPoint.
The pain in rheumatology: articular inflammatory or degenerative pain, muscle and fibromyalgic pain, neuropathic pain.
The main chronic inflammatory arthropathies: rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankilosing spondylitis, and other spondyloarthritis. Main features, diagnostic work-up, and brief therapeutic notes.
Crystal arthritis: gout and chondrocalcinosis.
Connective tissue diseases: systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, Sjogren's syndrome, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, mixed connective tissue disease, undifferentiated connective tissue disease. Main features, diagnostic work-up, and brief therapeutic notes.
Vasculitides: giant cell arteritis and Takayasu's arteritis, polyarteritis nodosa and Kawasaki's disease, mixed cryoglobulinemia, Schoenlein-Henoch purpura, ANCA-associated vasculitis (granulomatosis with polyangiitis, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic polyangiitis). Main features, diagnostic work-up, and brief therapeutic notes.
Autoinflammatory diseases: physiopathological concepts and brief description of the main syndromes.
Other painful syndromes due to nerve commpression.
Books for medical students or general practioners on rheumatology or clinical immunology are suggested.