My field of specific expertise are connective tissue diseases.
In 2012 I spent a fellowship at the renowned US hospital Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, where I dealt with my focus, the connective tissue diseases. These belong to the so called auto-immune mediated diseases, which are lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma (systemic sclerosis), sjögren syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis. Regularily, also vessels are involved ("vasculitis"). Connective tissue diseases are characterized by the potential of affecting multiple organs (joints, kidneys, lung, muscles, and others). They can be mild or life-threatening; therefore, regular check-ups are very important.