Antonio Mastroianni

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BACKGROUND There is limited information regarding the usefulness of primary antifungal prophylaxis in patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of oral fluconazole treatment for the prevention of systemic fungal diseases related to the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. METHODS We(More)
Two monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), designated MLuC5 and MLuC6, were produced against a human small cell lung carcinoma cell line. They were found to exhibit a superimposable reactivity on different cell lines and on platelets. Moreover, they both immunoprecipitated a 67 kDa molecule from the membrane of the reference target cells. Immunodepletion and(More)
  • A Mastroianni
  • Le infezioni in medicina : rivista periodica di…
  • 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)
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)
BACKGROUND A prospective clinical survey was carried out in order to determine the effects of Smectite in patients with AIDS-associated chronic idiopathic diarrhea. METHODS A total of 22 patients has been included in this study. All patients received smectite, 3 g orally three times daily far from meals for a period of 10-21 days. The outcome of chronic(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)
Coagulase-negative staphylococci recently have been implicated as a cause of serious infections in immunocompromised individuals. An unusual case of community-acquired pneumonia due toStaphylococcus cohnii in an HIV-infected drug user is described. Results of a study conducted to examine the prevalence of infection due toStaphylococcus cohnii strains and(More)