What is Rheumatology

Rheumatologists are specialist physicians with expertise in the diagnosis and holistic management of diseases that affect joints, muscles and bones. They treat all forms of arthritis, autoimmune connective tissue disease, spinal and soft tissue disorders and certain metabolic bone disorders, such as osteoporosis and chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes.See below for some of the more common rheumatological diseases.
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Joint Disease/Arthritis

  • Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
  • Gout
  • Spinal disease
  • Osteoarthritis

Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disease

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • Inflammatory muscle disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica

Soft Tissue Disorders

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes
  • Tendonitis

Bone Disease

    • Osteoporosis
    • Paget’s disease
There are also a number of rarer rheumatic conditions which can affect other parts of the body.

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Meet Our Rheumatology Specialist

Get to know our specialists here at Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara.

Resident Consultant

Dr Lau Ing Soo

MD (USM), MMED (Internal Medicine)(UKM), Fellowship in Rheumatology (UK)

Spoken Language
English, Malay, Mandarin

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