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Invasive mucormycosis is a well-documented disease in the immunocompromised patient, but in recent years it has been reported increasingly in immunocompetent patients. We report a case of maxillary paranasal sinus mucormycosis in an immunologically competent host that was successfully treated with surgery and combined liposomal amphotericin B and rHuGM-CSF.(More)
  • A Mastroianni
  • 2004
In recent years, several reports have emphasized the increasing importance of visceral leishmaniasis as an opportunistic infection among HIV-positive patients in areas where both infections are endemic. Major challenges in the treatment of leishmaniasis include widespread resistance to pentavalent antimonial compounds, absence of safe chemotherapeutic(More)
Eight out of 30 consecutive patients with AIDS and cryptococcal meningoencephalitis (26,7%) presented cutaneous involvement, in the form of papulo-nodular lesions in 3 patients, molluscum contagiosum-like lesions in 3 patients, and pustular-ulcerative lesions in 2 patients. Skin localization represented an untoward prognostic sign, and in 3 out of 8(More)
Osteonecrosis has shown an increased incidence in HIV-infected patients during the last few years, and has been looked as a side effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy, possibly related to hyperlipidemia. Five cases of osteonecrosis were observed among over 1300 patients with HIV disease. According to our experience, novel antiretroviral regimens do(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the role of Flavobacterium spp. infection in patients with HIV disease. METHODS Clinical charts of 2412 consecutive HIV-infected patients hospitalized in a 8-year period were retrospectively reviewed, to identify all cases of Flavobacterium spp. infections, and to evaluate their occurrence and outcome according to several(More)