International Modern Hospital
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Department of Rheumatology at International Modern Hospital is deciated to the diagnosis and treatment of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. This includes various disorders affecting joints, bones, muscles and soft tissues, including inflammatory arthritis, crystal arthropathies, osteoarthritis, systemic autoimmune disorders, vasculitis, fibromyalgia, back pain and metabolic bone diseases.

Many of these disorders occur due to derangement of body’s immunity (defense mechanism) that should normally protect the human body, its organs and tissues. This derangement in immunity results in injury and damage to the tissues and organs, so called ‘autoimmunity’. Rheumatology deals with autoimmune rheumatic diseases which may affect different organ systems in the body.


  1. Joint pain, swelling and stiffness
  2. Back pain with stiffness going on for over 3 months
  3. Generalized body aches
  4. Bony pains
  5. Unexplained systemic symptoms such as prolonged fever, weight loss and fatigue
  6. Rashes, ulcers in mouth and skin, photo-sensitivity, excess hair loss
  7. Whitish and bluish discoloration of finger tips on exposure to cold (Raynaud’s)
  8. Dry mouth and dry eye; recurrent painful red eyes
  9. Drop in hemoglobin / platelet / WBC – Unexplained
  10. Breathlessness due to Interstitial lung disease, Pulmonary hypertension
  11. Recent onset headache, hypertension especially when associated with systemic symptoms


Diagnosis and management of.

  • 1Osteoarthritis
  • 2Crystal Arthropathies – Gout
  • 3Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Sclerosis, Sjogren’s, Myositis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Spondyloarthropathies and Primary Systemic Vasculitides)
  • 4Regional Pain Syndromes
  • 5Fibromyalgia
  • 6Metabolic Bone Diseases


Our Doctors

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Dr. Adel Mahmoud Jibril, Ph.D (Rheumatology & Physiotherapy), FACR, MACP, MBSR, FRSH,

Specialist Rheumatologist

Dr. Adel M Jibril has vast experience in the field of rheumatology and physiotherapy. He completed his MD in internal medicine in 1988 and PhD in the subspeciality of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy in 1991 from Odessa National Medical University, Ukraine. He has been granted inventer’s certificate for his invention : An Apparatus for Hand Function Study in 1990, from the state committee on inventions from the USSR State Committee of Science and Technology. Dr Adel is an expert in treating patients with Complex Autoimmune Rheumatology.

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