The Department diagnoses and treats the following conditions:
- Connective tissue diseases (systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren’s syndrome, scleroderma, myositis, eosinophilic peritonitis, polychondritis) and vasculitis (temporal arteritis, granulomatous vasculitis, Wegener’s granulomatosis, microscopic polyangiitis).
- Inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory spondyloarthropathy).
- Degenerative arthropathy (osteoarthritis).
- Soft tissue rheumatic conditions (periarthritis, tendonitis, folliculitis).
- Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes.
- Autoinflammatory diseases (adult Still’s disease, Mediterranean fever).
- Metabolic bone conditions (osteoporosis).
- Conditions mimicking autoimmune diseases.
The Athens Euroclinic Autoimmune Diseases Department aims at diagnosing and treating a wide range of related conditions. The Department is staffed by an experienced medical team, who implement all the latest therapeutic interventions, based on the individual needs of each patient and any comorbidities.
These diseases may develop in various body systems or organs, including the skin, joints, nervous system, glands, gastrointestinal system, respiratory system and kidneys, and are mostly chronic conditions. They are diagnosed based on clinical imaging, special immunological and general lab tests, and the histopathology emerging from the biopsy of various organs, wherever this is deemed necessary. Contemporary treatments have radically changed the progression of these diseases and the quality of life of patients.
The Athens Euroclinic Autoimmune Diseases Department offers top-level services, ensuring fast and proper investigation of all cases. The following are performed:
- Comprehensive immunological testing
- Imaging scans with ultrasound and advanced CT and MRI
- Biopsy: lip, skin/muscle, fascia, temporal artery, kidney, liver, bone marrow
- Electrophysiological assessment (electromyogram/electroneurogram)
INFRASTRUCTURE / SPECIAL TREATMENTS
The Autoimmune Diseases Department works closely with the One-Day Clinic (ODC), where patients may receive the most advanced treatments (biological factors, IV infusion of immunosuppressants and bisphosphonates) by experienced and qualified nursing personnel.
It also works closely with other departments (Orthopedics, Neurology, Hematology, Physiotherapy, etc.), ensuring well-rounded patient care.
Specifically, the Autoimmune Diseases Department offers the following services:
Regular clinical evaluation of patients by rheumatologist or internist
Drug infusion and clinical studies by head physician: rheumatologist or internist
Dedicated medical team: Director, Registrar, Specialist and nursing staff for each ward
The Lab is staffed by a specialist and qualified lab technicians
Psychologist, Dietitian, Physiotherapist
Multicenter clinical trials for new treatment interventions, headed by a rheumatologist or internist, and assisted by trained nurses
Special departments within the University of Athens Medical School, as well as the Harokopio University Dietetics & Nutritional Science Department.