Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital is home to various specialists and sub-specialists, these are essential to the management of the patients with complex auto-immune diseases. The multi-disciplinary team includes rheumatologist Dr Neeta Patel, a neurologist, orthopaedic surgeons, cardiologists, pulmonologists and the Allied Health Professionals including physiotherapists, dieticians, biokineticists and the nursing team who have been trained in the management of rheumatic diseases and administration of biologic therapies.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory arthritis which if not recognized or treated early can lead to established deformities and disability. Following the ‘Treat to Target ‘ approach can lead to early diagnosis and remission with resultant improvement in function.
Systemic lupus erythematosus
The prototype auto-immune disease, the presentation of which can vary from mild involvement to serious systemic involvement. Thorough screening for organ involvement and...
Scleroderma and Inflammatory myositis
These are autoimmune conditions that require expert assessment and formulation of a management plan in order to prevent long term morbidity.
Sjogren’s syndrome is characterized by dryness of the mucosal membranes of the eyes and mouth. There may also be lung inflammation and vasculitis.
A common condition which can be cured by correct use of medication , and lifestyle adjustment. Associated metabolic syndrome must be diagnosed and treated for optimal outcomes.