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Autoimmune diseases affect every person differently, making them incredibly difficult to diagnose.


Finding answers, getting results

If you’re searching for answers, turn to the leading autoimmune experts of Allegheny Health Network. We have the expertise and tools to make the toughest diagnoses.

What is an autoimmune disease?

When your body’s immune system stops working properly and mistakenly attacks healthy body tissues, it can cause an autoimmune disease.

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    Types of autoimmunity

    There are over 100 autoimmune diseases. Some are common, such as rheumatoid arthritis, while others are rare, such as relapsing polychondritis. No matter which autoimmune disease may affect you, we’re here to help.

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    Our unique approach

    By focusing on coordinated care and promoting collaboration among teams of experts, we diagnose and treat illnesses as soon as possible. Our full-time research team constantly looks for new tools to fight autoimmune diseases.

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Four Centers of Excellence and physicians from 15 different specialties

Our team improves the lives of people through precise diagnosis, effective treatment and research toward a cure. We offer dedicated Centers of Excellence in four diseases: Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

A new approach to autoimmune disease care

Our institute is the first of its kind in the world. We are rethinking how people with autoimmune disorders receive care, while raising the bar for that care.

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    Coordinated care

    From medical records to medication lists, our specialists coordinate your comprehensive care plan and address all the ways your autoimmune disease may affect your health.

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    At the Autoimmunity Institute, you can see more than one specialist in a single visit. Our physicians care for patients in locations throughout western Pennsylvania.

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