The Indian Rheumatology Association
The Professional Organization of Rheumatologists and other Health Professionals in India
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The Indian Rheumatology Association (IRA) is the professional organization of rheumatologists and other health professionals in India.The specialty of Rheumatology deals with arthritis, autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain disorders and osteoporosis. Rheumatologists are physicians who are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones. The other health professionals who manage these diseases include internists, orthopedic surgeons, immunologists, pediatricians, and physiatrist. Allied health professionals like physiotherapist, physical and occupational therapists, rheumatology nurse etc provide ancillary support in care of patients with rheumatic diseases.

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Dr. G. Narsimulu

Dear Friends,

It is my proud previlage to take over the responsibility of august body of Indian Rheumatology Association as its president.

Indian Rheumatology Association (IRA) was founded in 1984 by the then founder President Dr. M.M.Desai. Since then, it has grown leaps and bounds and made its own mark. Every year our annual conference is getting organized in different parts of the country with more and more success. By contributing in the field of Rheumatology, today IRA is well known not only in our country but globally in various countries.

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