We treat patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases. We work in interdisciplinary teams around the patient, which means that doctors, nurses and physiotherapists/occupational therapists work together.

Revolutionary developments in rheumatology over the last two decades, leading to new treatments, have enabled us to help improve the lives of many people with rheumatic diseases. Fewer patients need rheumatological surgery, and more people can carry on working.

In Lund, we run Region Skåne’s only inpatient unit for rheumatological diseases. We offer clinics, infusion therapy and rehabilitation in both Lund and Malmö.

We participate in the national SRQ quality register, where most of our patients are registered. This register follows a total of more than 50,000 Swedish patients, including 8,500 or so from Skåne University Hospital.

The rheumatology unit has about 140 employees. 35 of these are doctors, including 10 ST doctors (who are in training to become specialists in rheumatology).


Rheumatology is a research-intensive field. We conduct clinical research covering most diagnostic groups, including arthritic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis and gout, and systemic diseases such as SLE, Sjögren’s syndrome, vasculitis and systemic sclerosis. Our researchers participate in extensive national and international research networks.

Our research is translational in nature, with collaboration between clinical and basic research-oriented experimental projects. We have researchers at all stages, from doctoral candidates to experienced professors. Most of our doctors are active in research, and all our research teams conduct epidemiological and health science research with the involvement of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, welfare officers and nurses in the projects.