By Dr Irwin Lim, Rheumatologist
I'm welcoming delegates to a meeting tonight. We're going to be talking about Spondyloarthritis.
Spondyloarthritis has always been confusing. Is it a group describing related diseases or a single disease entity leading to a variety of different manifestations? (click here to read about a particular patient history highlighting this)
Messy. Complicated. Lots of labels used to describe kind-of-the-same thing.
I wanted to convey this in a graphic way so I chose some word art.
I then wanted to convey that the last decade has seen attempts to improve our scientific understanding, our ability to treat, and our ways to classify this/these disease/s. Here's the 2nd graphic:
It's an exciting time for us in rheumatology. With improved knowledge and the strong will being shown, we will tidy up this area, meaning better outcomes for patients.Dr Irwin Lim is a rheumatologist and a director of BJC Health. You should follow him on twitter here.
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