Autoimmune & Rheumatic Conditions
Autoimmune Disease Types
Autoimmunity occurs when your body's normal defenses against disease turn against your healthy self.
The symptoms that result — inflammation, pain, headaches — can make diagnosing your condition challenging. We work with you to help you identify the underlying causes and then find the best treatment, whether your condition falls within the rheumatic condition category, or you require another type of specialist for your organ-specific autoimmune disorder.
Rheumatologists identify and treat these and other systemic autoimmune conditions that affect your whole body's systems:
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Rheumatic fever
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Organ-Specific Autoimmune Disorders
For treatment of these organ-specific autoimmune diseases, you'll need to see the relevant specialist.
Heart-related Autoimmune Disorders
Our rheumatologists help treat these in collaboration with the UVA Heart & Vascular Center:
Hormone-Related Autoimmune Issues
Endocrine specialists offer expertise in helping you manage:
We also treat multiple sclerosis at the UVA Neurosciences Center.