The Autoimmune Diseases Service offers excellent specialized medical care and carries out teaching, research and dissemination tasks in the field of systemic autoimmune diseases. It also coordinates with other services that deal with organ-specific autoimmune diseases.

Autoimmune diseases are a group of conditions of unknown cause in which the immune system is altered and attacks organs in the body itself. Currently, more than 110 such diseases are known and some epidemiological studies estimate that more than 10% of the population has some autoimmune disease.

In a third of these diseases there is a widespread attack on the whole body; these are known as systemic autoimmune diseases. They are made evident by a simultaneous or successive involvement of most organs and systems and have several autoantibodies as biological markers.

What are we dealing with?

These are the main health issues addressed in the Autoimmune Diseases Service.

Last year in numbers

Know the team

The Autoimmune Diseases Service is made up of 7 consulting physicians and staff specialists, 7 temporary rotation residents (1-6 months), 10 contracted research doctors, 20 doctoral students and 1 administrative doctor.

Ricard Cervera Head of Service

Assistive Devices

The healthcare activity of the Autoimmune Diseases Service is carried out using the following devices:

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Lupus in the first person

Appointment of Pilar, Patient
Pay close attention to your doctor, have a lot of confidence, and one thing that's very important is the issue of adherence to treatment. And think that I may have lupus, but lupus doesn't have me.

Sjögren's Syndrome explained in the first person

Appointment of Annabel, Patient
I have been adapting my lifestyle, because I always say that Sjögren's syndrome is my travelling companion. So, there are times when I can live a completely normal life, but I also have some limitations.

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