Antonio Giovanni Richetta

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von Recklinghausen's disease, or type I neurofibromatosis, a common familial tumor syndrome, is characterized by the occurrence of multiple benign neoplasms of nerve sheath cells. The disease is caused by germ-line mutations of the NF1 gene, which encodes a member of the GTPase-activating superfamily of Ras regulatory proteins. We analyzed 5 dinucleotide(More)
The authors report the case of a 64-year-old man who presented with erythematous infiltrating plaques sited on his right supraclavicular and infraclavicular regions. Five years before a laryngeal epidermoid carcinoma had been surgically removed. After two years the patient underwent lymphadenectomy and radiotherapy for the presence of metastasis in his(More)
Psoriasis is a common, inflammatory, chronic, relapsing skin disease. Despite several hypotheses having been postulated to explain the pathogenesis of this disorder, nowadays it is considered as a T-cell-mediated disease; in this context an important role is played by vitamin D. The role of this micronutrient is important for many reasons: it is able to(More)
Psoriasis is a common, inflammatory, chronic, relapsing skin disease. New insight about the etiology of this disease shows the important role played by the epidermal barrier function, its integrity and pathogen responses in combination with microbial environmental factors. A pivotal role in the management of this balance is played by NLR genes, also known(More)
The skin is constantly exposed to oxidative stress induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are generated both from endogenous neutrophils and external pro-oxidant stimuli. The present study was planned to investigate the possible involvement of free radical oxidation in psoriatic patients. Study was carried out in the Department of Dermatology and(More)
The aim of our study was to evaluate whether this polymorphism of CCR6 gene and oxidative stress are associated with psoriasis risk in Caucasian population. The association of the CCR6 polymorphism in the genetic susceptibility of psoriasis was performed at the Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Policlinico Umberto I of Rome (Italy). 516(More)
Psoriasis is primarily an inherited inflammatory skin disease, it is characterized by erythemato-squamous lesions that usually involve elbows, knees and the scalp. Oral manifestations are rare in psoriasis, infact, oral psoriasis involves 2% of psoriatic patients and usually it is observed with the onset of cutaneous lesions and progresses with them.(More)
BACKGROUND conventional antipsoriatic therapies are often administered until remission, with treatment resumed in the case of relapse, in order to reduce the likelihood of cumulative, dose-dependent toxicities. Biological agents have been safely used in continuous therapy. OBJECTIVE to assess the use of etanercept for psoriasis in clinical practice in(More)
Darier's erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) is often associated with infectious, autoimmune or neoplastic disease, nevertheless, most cases of EAC remain unexplained. We report a case of EAC with neonatal onset and a clinical course of over 20 years. The patient presented from the 6th day of life with erythematous papules that enlarged centrifugally to(More)