- Inflammatory diseases
- Autoimmune diseases
WHEN SHOULD I CONTACT AN IMMUNOLOGY SPECIALIST?
- If you experience severe joint stiffness in the morning
- If you have mucus discharge from the nose or air passages more often than usual
- If you feel that your examination of your inflammation disease floundered
- If you experience persistent joint pain
- If you experience patchy hair loss
- If you need to control your known systemic immunologic disease such as
- SLE (systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome, reactive arthritis, Hashimoto (autoimmune) thyreoiditis
- If the trouble spot search approach have not addressed your symptoms
- If immunology findings are available, but difficult to evaluate
- If laboratory findings are available for different infectious diseases, but these are not successfully evaluated.
- If you experience exacerbation of your known lung sarcoidosis or it does not react to any treatment
- If you need regular immunology care and for other unresult reasons (eg. moving to another location)
THE PROCESS OF THE SPECIALIST’S EXAMINATION
- First of all, the specialist listens to your complaints and the purpose of your visit. He or she reviews and comments on your medical records and documentation. Afterwards, a phyisical examination takes place. The specialist recommends further examinations based on the available data, and after a blood test an appropriate medical treatment and a follow-up examination is set.
HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR THE EXAMINATION?
- For the first visit, bring all your medical documentation.