What doctor treats autoimmune diseases?
What types of doctors treat autoimmune diseases?
- Nephrologist. A doctor who treats kidney problems, such as inflamed kidneys caused by lupus.
- Physical therapist.
What is the most common autoimmune disease?
According to The Autoimmune Registry, the top 10 most common autoimmune diseases include:
- Celiac disease.
- Graves’ disease.
- Diabetes mellitus, type 1.
- Rheumatic fever.
- Pernicious anemia/atrophic gastritis.
- Alopecia areata.
- Immune thrombocytopenic purpura.
Does an immunologist treat autoimmune diseases?
Allergist/immunologists vs.However, allergist/immunologists treat systemic allergic conditions and immunodeficiency, whereas rheumatologists treat autoimmune diseases and other musculoskeletal diseases, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain.
What can trigger an autoimmune disease?
The exact cause of autoimmune disorders is unknown. One theory is that some microorganisms (such as bacteria or viruses) or drugs may trigger changes that confuse the immune system. This may happen more often in people who have genes that make them more prone to autoimmune disorders.