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Use of biological drugs for treatment of autoinflammatory diseases

The term ‘autoinflammation’ describes a chronic inflammatory disease state driven by innate immunity in absence of classical autoimmune phenomena (such as autoantibodies or antigen-specific autoreactive T-cells).

Who we are

We are a group of worldwide  rheumatologists pediatricians specialized in

 autoinflammatory diseases.

Véronique Hentgen, FR

WG Leader

Rim Bourguiba, TN

WG Science communication officer

Helmut Wittkowski, DE

Vice WG Leader & CliPS repository officer

Marion Delplanque, FR

WG Repository officer

Yonatan Butbul, ISR

WG Grant awarding officer

Roberta Caorsi, IT

WG Registry officer

How to participate ?

You are interested in CliPS ?

You can get involved at 2 different levels :

Answer our questionnaires

Share your experience through the CliPS questionnaire.

We have 5 questionnaires, each of them treats a different medical condition :

  • Lupus Nephritis

  • Kawasaki and IgA Vasculitis

  • sJIA


  • Biologics in monogenic auto inflammatory disease

Join our Working Groups

The CliPS project receives COST European funding for all networking and dissemination activities for the next 4 years.


Join one of our Working Groups (for 1 of the 5 medical conditions) and get involved in:

  • The data analysis process,

  • The creation of the repository and

  • In the dissemination of the project

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.

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