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Autoimmunity and Rheumatology Centre

The Autoimmunity and Rheumatology Centre (ARC) of the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) aims to improve care for patients with autoimmune and rheumatological disorders by synergizing Clinical Service, Education and Research.

The ARC is anchored by the SGH Department of Rheumatology and Immunology with support from various clinical Departments, Nursing and Allied Health Divisions and other Departments in SGH.

In 2017, SGH Department of Rheumatology and Immunology was awarded the Centre of Excellence (2017) by the Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR) for our work in research, training, education and patient care, a recognition of the work of our passionate team of doctors.


What do Autoimmunity and Rheumatology mean?

Autoimmunity is a term used in medicine to describe conditions in which the immune system attacks the body. Autoimmune disorders may affect any part of the body, including the joints, skin and internal organs such as the kidneys and the brain. Autoimmune disorders include:
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis and psoriatic arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, Sjogren’s syndrome, inflammatory myositis and systemic vasculitis.
Rheumatology is a subspecialty in Internal Medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the joints and soft tissues.

Last Modified Date :25 Jan 2018