Overview

Treating Lupus, Pemphigus, & Other Autoimmune Skin Diseases

Clinic Information

Clinic Hours

Thursday 7:45 am-5 pm
May be open on different days or hours to better meet your needs.

Location

Midvalley Health Center
243 E 6100 S
Murray, UT 84107

Treating Lupus, Pemphigus, & Other Autoimmune Skin Diseases

Autoimmune skin diseases are conditions that can affect many parts of your body in addition to your skin. Many of autoimmune skin diseases are rare, complicated to treat, and have a large impact on patients’ quality of life. Autoimmune skin diseases include the following:

  • lupus
  • scleroderma
  • dermatomyositis
  • bullous pemphigoid
  • lichen planus
  • pemphigus

Dermatology at University of Utah Health offers a specialty autoimmune clinic designed to evaluate and treat patients with autoimmune conditions that affect their skin. Our patients are treated by multiple board-certified dermatologists who specialize in autoimmune skin diseases. Our dermatologists give each patient extensive evaluation and treatment.

What Autoimmune Diseases Cause Blisters?

Several autoimmune skin diseases can cause blisters to form on your skin. These include:

  • epidermolysis bullosa acquista,
  • IgA-mediated bullous dermatoses,
  • pemphigoid, and
  • pemphigus.

If your skin is healthy, a blister will form after your skin becomes damaged or dead. But if you have an autoimmune blistering disease, your body’s immune system mistakes normal skin tissue for something it needs to fight off, and then attacks this healthy skin tissue. This causes blisters to form.

Autoimmune skin diseases can’t be cured, but treatment can help manage flare-ups.

Making an Appointment

If you are a new patient, you will need a referral from your current provider. After you have received a referral from your doctor, call 801-581-2955 or make an online appointment request to schedule an appointment.

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Referrals For New Patients

If you are a new patient, you will need a referral from your current provider. Your referral should include your demographic information, including your name, date of birth, home address, phone number, and insurance company.

Records about your autoimmune history should be mailed or faxed to University of Utah Health before your first appointment with us (see address and fax number below). These records should include clinic notes, biopsy reports, lab reports, diagnostic studies, radiographic studies, and treatments.

Please make sure your doctor sends your referral to:

University of Utah
Department of Dermatology

Attn: Autoimmune Clinic
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107

Phone: 801-581-2955, ask for autoimmune scheduling
Fax: 801-261-8687

We will review referral requests within 48 hours to make sure that the best dermatologist evaluates each case. We will contact new patients about an appointment.