Clodoveo Ferri, M.D. degree, is a Professor of rheumatology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Modena & Reggio E. Ferri received a degree with honors in medicine and surgery from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 1972. Ferri is Chairman of the Postgraduate School of Rheumatology, University of Modena & Reggio E, International Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), and Member of Società Italiana di Reumatologia (SIR). Ferri's research interests include etiopathogenetic role of different viruses in autoimmune and lymphoproliferative diseases: identification of HCV as main triggering factor of cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (mixed cryoglobulinemia; possible role of HEV and HBV in mixed cryoglobulinemia), identification of HCV as triggering factor of a significant percentage of patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, possible role of HCV in porphyria cutanea tarda, autoimmune hepatitis, autoimmune thyroiditis, and type 2 diabetes, possible role of HCV in papillary thyroid cancer, and possible role of HCMV and parvovirus B19 in systemic sclerosis (scleroderma); serological studies and therapeutic trials on different rheumatic disorders (rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, systemic sclerosis, and mixed cryoglobulinemia); etiopathogenesis, clinical features, survival, and treatment of mixed cryoglobulinemia (cryoglobulinemic vasculitis) patients; etiopathogenesis and clinical followup of Raynaudàs phenomenon and systemic sclerosis including classification, visceral involvement (heart, lung), survival, and treatment; role of plasmapheretic and dietetic treatments in some rheumatic disorders (cryoglobulinemic vasculitis, SLE, and scleroderma).
Biography Updated on 31 October 2013