As many as 100 different types of arthritic (rheumatologic) diseases may be accompanied by skin conditions that can cause serious problems. OU Physicians Dermatology provides diagnosis and treatment of these rheumatologic-associated skin conditions. Our dermatologists stay abreast of the latest options available for treating these conditions, often working with a rheumatologist to ensure proper treatment of the entire condition, rather than just the skin disorder.
Skin conditions can be an early indicator of the onset of a rheumatologic condition. For that reason, it is important that a patient be seen by a physician experienced in recognizing and treating the skin changes that may occur with a rheumatologic illness. The skin condition may help establish an accurate initial diagnosis of the rheumatologic disease.
Lupus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis and Sjogren's syndrome are among the rheumatologic diseases that may bring skin problems.
For an appointment with a rheumatologic skin disease specialist at OU Physicians Dermatology, call 405-271-6110.