Autoinflammatory diseases

Autoinflammatory diseases are sometimes caused by abnormal activation of the innate immune system, leading to recurrent episodes of fever and inflammation that can damage vital organs.


Our researchers are revealing how the innate immune system goes awry in autoinflammatory disease. This research will enable development of more targeted treatments for these conditions.

Autoinflammatory disease research at WEHI

Our researchers are:

  • identifying the genetic causes of autoinflammatory disease
  • improving our understanding of how the innate immune system works
  • identifying targets for new drugs to treat autoinflammatory disease
  • establishing a registry of people with autoinflammatory disease
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