Rheumatologic Conditions Make an Appointment Find a Doctor Ask a Question Reviewed by Dr. Fischer (December 01, 2010) A rheumatologic condition is one of many systemic (whole body) inflammatory diseases that may affect the skin, joints, muscles and internal organs. While the underlying causes of rheumatologic conditions are not entirely understood, we do know that rheumatologic diseases are typically autoimmune in nature. This means that the body's immune system attacks itself. As a result of the immune system dysfunction, widespread inflammation can result. Treatment of these systemic autoimmune diseases often relies on immune-suppressing medications. Rheumatologic conditions include: Autoimmune-related lung diseases Inflammatory eye diseases (particularly uveitis) Inflammatory myopathy Lupus (systemic lupus erythematous) Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) Myositis Osteoarthritis Osteoporosis Polymyalgia rheumatica Rheumatoid arthritis Sarcoidosis Scleroderma Sjögren's syndrome Spondyloarthropathy (psoriatic arthritis) Systemic vasculitis Temporal arteritis Undifferentiated connective tissue disease There are many things you can do to reduce the severity of your symptoms. Learn how you can live well with arthritis and other rheumatologic conditions. More information: When is arthritis not just a joint disease? Programs & Services Rheumatology Program Our Specialists Barbara L. Goldstein, MD, MMSc + × Barbara L. Goldstein, MD, MMSc Assistant Professor Department of Medicine Division of Rheumatology View Full Profile Patient Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars Make an Appointment Barbara L. Goldstein, MD, MMSc + × Barbara L. Goldstein, MD, MMSc Assistant Professor Department of Medicine Division of Rheumatology View Full Profile Patient Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars Make an Appointment View all (1) doctors specializing in Rheumatologic Conditions Find a Doctor Clinical Trials For more than 100 years, National Jewish Health has been committed to finding new treatments and cures for diseases. Search our clinical trials.