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Department of Rheumatology

The origin of the word ‘rheumatic' goes back to ancient Greece. In ancient Greece, people thought that bad fluid circulated the body and when such fluid accumulated in the hands or feet, it resulted in arthritis in which the joints swell and cause pain. Therefore, ‘rheumatic’ originates from the Greek term, ‘rheuma’ which means ‘circulation’ of bad fluid. Other than rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic diseases cover autoimmune diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory myositis, systemic sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus, and degenerative and metabolic diseases such as degenerative arthritis, gout and osteoporosis. Rheumatic diseases cause chronic pain and limit activity. Therefore, they cause pain in each individual patient as well as enormous economic and social loss for all of society. The Department of Rheumatology assists patients to quickly treat their illnesses and recover their function through precise diagnosis and treatment for various rheumatic diseases.

Chan Hong Jeon교수
Chan Hong Jeon
Specialty : Rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasulitis, Behcet's disease