Pittsburgh Immunogenetics Discovery Center (PIDC)

Are you or your child experiencing symptoms involving your immune system that are difficult to treat? Has your family been unable to find answers?

If so, the Pittsburgh Immunogenetics Discovery Center (PIDC) at UPMC and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is here for you.

Our team features health care experts from many fields who diagnose and treat rare immune system and autoinflammatory disorders in kids.


Contact the PIDC

To learn more about the PIDC at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh or make an appointment, call 412-692-7273.


How We Can Help Your Child

The PIDC at UPMC Children’s is one place to turn when your child may have an undiagnosed immune disease.

Immune disorder symptoms

If your child has any of these symptoms, the PIDC may be able to help:

  • Severe viral or bacterial infections.
  • Frequent need for IV antibiotics.
  • Infection from rare organisms.
  • Frequent or constant fevers of unknown cause.
  • Unexplained skin rash or other organ inflammation.
  • Recurrent sepsis-like illness of unknown cause.
  • Early-onset IBD.
  • Severe or multisystem autoimmune disease.
  • Family history of immune system disorders.
  • Symptoms that affect multiple organs.

Immune system conditions we treat

Our team has expert knowledge in diagnosing and treating many conditions, including:

  • Undiagnosed conditions where we suspect an immune disorder.
  • Immune disorders that cause inflammation.
  • Immune deficiency disorders.
  • Genetic immune and autoinflammatory disorders.
  • Abnormal blood counts from autoimmune disease.

Why Choose the PIDC For Your Child's Care?

Access to a full range of immune disease experts.

At the PIDC, you and your child will have access to a team of experts in:

Based on your child's symptoms, care team members will:

  • Do an exam.
  • Order diagnostic and genetic tests.
  • Translate the test results.
  • Diagnose your child’s immune disease.
  • Work as a group to design a custom treatment plan.

State-of-the-art testing.

PIDC offers a broad array of advanced diagnostic and genetic tests.

Our lab returns results quickly, so the care team can properly diagnose and promptly treat your child.

Custom treatments to meet your child's needs.

Because these immune illnesses are so rare, we take pride in finding a treatment that will give your child the best results.

If unable to identify a current clinical cause, we continue our efforts on a research basis.

PIDC Patient Support Resources

Patient Advocacy:

Travel support:

  • IDDAT Program

    UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    412-692-7273