Angelo Valerio Marzano.

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Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recently discovered systemic condition, in which various organ manifestations are linked by a similar histological appearance. Our knowledge of this condition is still fragmented, as most studies have examined only a few dozen patients or focused on a particular organ manifestation. This study was conducted(More)
Reports of hypertrophic pachymeningitis associated with myeloperoxidase-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (MPO-ANCA) localized exclusively in the spine were quite rare. Two cases of ANCA-associated systemic vasculitis (AASV) presenting with hypertrophic spinal pachymeningitis (HSP) causing low back pain and numbness are described. Two patients showed(More)
Detection of antiphospholipid antibodies represents the first-line approach for diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). In this study, we evaluated the clinical performance of a novel chemiluminescence assay (CIA) in detection of IgG/IgM/IgA anti-cardiolipin (aCL) and IgG/IgM/IgA anti-β2 glycoprotein 1 (aβ2GP1) antibodies and to compare it with(More)
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare disorder characterized by inherited skin adhesion defects with abnormal disruption of the epidermal-dermal junction in response to mechanical trauma. Our aim was to investigate a set of cytokine levels in serum samples from patients suffering from epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS), dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa(More)
Few data are available regarding vertebral fracture risk in patients treated with corticosteroids including patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). The aim of the present study was to identify risk factors for symptomatic vertebral fracture analyzed in patients with newly diagnosed autoimmune diseases.This was an observational cohort study conducted(More)
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