Andrea Saggini

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Lymphomatoid papulosis (LyP) is a recurrent, self-healing eruption belonging to the spectrum of cutaneous CD30+lymphoproliferative disorders. Three main histologic subtypes of LyP are recognized: type A (histiocytic), type B (mycosis fungoides-(MF)-like), and type C (anaplastic large cell lymphoma-like). We reviewed 26 biopsies from 9 patients (M:F=6:3,(More)
Inflammatory responses are operationally characterized by pain, redness, heat and swelling at the site of infection and trauma. Mast cells reside near small blood vessels and, when activated, release potent mediators involved in allergy and inflammation. Vitamin D modulates contraction, inflammation and remodeling tissue. Vitamin D deficiency has been(More)
Management of chronic ulcers in the lower extremities is still a challenge for patients and health providers. Recent studies showed extracorporeal shock waves (ESW) as effective in stimulating growth factors, inducing angiogenesis and healing of fractures and injuries. This study was planned to investigate the opportunity of introducing the ESW in the(More)
BACKGROUND Data on early lesions of primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma (PCFCL), diffuse type are very limited. OBJECTIVE We sought to elucidate the early clinicopathologic features of PCFCL, diffuse type. METHODS Clinical, histologic, immunohistologic, molecular, and fluorescence in situ hybridization data from 24 patients with early lesions of(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is one of the most important inducers of angiogenesis, therefore blocking angiogenesis has led to great promise in the treatment of various cancers and inflammatory diseases. VEGF, expressed in response to soluble mediators such as cytokines and growth factors, is important in the physiological development of blood(More)
A high level of cholesterol is associated with obesity, cardiovascular diseases and atherosclerosis. Immune response in atherosclerosis is mediated by chemokines which attract monocytes, leading to the innate immune response characterised by the production of cytokines. The immunoregulatory cytokines are an important bridge between innate and adductive(More)
Cytokines such as interleukins, chemokines and interferons are immunomodulating and inflammatory agents, characterized by considerable redundancy, in that many cytokines appear to share similar functions. Virtually all nucleated cells, but especially epithelial cells and macrophages, are potent producers of cytokines. The objective of this study is to(More)
Psoriasis vulgaris (PV) is a cutaneous inflammatory disorder stemming from abnormal, persistent activation of the interleukin- (IL-)23/Th17 axis. Pustular psoriasis (PP) is a clinicopathological variant of psoriasis, histopathologically defined by the predominance of intraepidermal collections of neutrophils. Although PP pathogenesis is thought to largely(More)
Mast cells are ubiquitous in the body and multifunctional immune cells; they are known to be primary responders in allergic reactions, orchestrating strong responses to minute amounts of allergens. Mature mast cells perform important beneficial roles in host defense, both in IgE-dependent immune responses to certain parasites and in natural immunity to(More)
Mast cells are inflammatory cells, and they are prominent in inflammatory diseases such as allergy and asthma. Mast cells possess high-affinity receptors for IgE (FcERI) and the cross-linking of these receptors is essential to trigger the secretion of granules containing arachidonic acid metabolism (such as prostaglandin (PG) D2, leukotriene (LT) B4, and(More)