Autoimmune skin diseases are conditions such as lupus, scleroderma, dermatomyositis, pemphigoid, lichen planus, and pemphigus that can affect many parts of the body including the skin. Many of these skin diseases are rare, complicated to treat and have a great impact on the quality of life of patients.
The University of Utah Department of Dermatology offers a specialty autoimmune clinic designed to evaluate and treat patients with autoimmune conditions that have skin involvement. We see our patients simultaneously by multiple board certified dermatologists that specialize in autoimmune skin diseases. This allows for a more extensive evaluation and treatment approach.
Thursday 7:45am-5pm; there may be some variation to better meet patients’ needs
Midvalley Health Center
243 E 6100 S
Murray, UT 84107
Making an appointment:
New patient appointments require a referral from your current provider. Call 801-581-2955 or make an online appointment request to schedule an appointment with a related autoimmune specialist after you have received your physician referral.
- Autoimmune blistering diseases
- Dermatitis herpetiformis
- Linear IgA disease
- Behcet’s Disease
- Lichen Planus
New Patient Referral
New patient appointments require a referral from a patient’s current provider. Demographic information, such as the patient’s name, date of birth, home address, phone number, and insurance company should be included with the referral.
Records pertinent to the patient’s autoimmune history should be mailed or faxed to University of Utah Health prior to consultation (see address and fax number below). These records should include clinic notes, biopsy reports, lab reports, diagnostic studies, radiographic studies, and treatment regimens.
University of Utah
Department of Dermatology
Attn: Autoimmune Clinic
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
Phone: 801-581-2955, ask for autoimmune scheduling
The information submitted will be reviewed within 48 hours to ensure that the proper dermatologist evaluates each case, and the patient will be contacted about an appointment.
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