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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.

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
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Meet Our Rheumatology Specialists

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

Dr Lau Ing Soo

Consultant Rheumatologist & Physician
Resident Consultant
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
MD (USM), MMED (Internal Medicine)(UKM), Fellowship in Rheumatology (UK)
Suite Number
Level 2 - C-L2-07
Spoken Language
English, Malay, Mandarin

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Tuesday9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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