Annachiara Giuffrida

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INTRODUCTION Acquired haemophilia is a rare autoimmune disorder caused by autoantibodies directed in the majority of the cases against clotting factor VIII. This disorder is characterised by the sudden onset of bleeding that not rarely may be life-threatening and need transfusion support. Most reports on this condition describe the need for blood(More)
BACKGROUND Cephalosporins are frequently associated with positive direct antiglobulin tests (DAT) and may rarely cause immune hemolytic anemia (IHA). We describe a patient who developed hemolytic anemia while she was receiving intravenous cefotetan. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Immunohematologic studies of drug-dependent antibodies were performed by using(More)
We report the case of a 58-year-old woman with type 2B von Willebrand's disease who received regular infusions of the factor VIII/von Willebrand factor concentrate Haemate-P (2000 IU every other day) for 4 months to prevent recurrent bleeding from a malignant esophageal ulcer. Prophylaxis with Haemate-P was shown to be safe and effective in this patient,(More)
A 42-year-old women was referred to our pain therapy centre in April 2013 owing to a worsening migraine. She was known to have von Willebrand disease type III complicated by the development of alloantibodies to von Willebrand factor and previous anaphylactic shock during infusion of factor VIII/ von Willebrand factor concentrates. The patient is being(More)
A case is reported of ruptured posterior communicating artery aneurysm presenting as a painful ophthalmoplegia syndrome (spheno-cavernous syndrome). This case suggests that there is need to carried out immediately neuroradiological studies when a painful ophthalmoplegia appears because of possible underlying intracranial aneurysm. This decisional algorithm(More)
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