Carla Debbia

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The authors describe a girl affected by dermatomyositis, with a quick and grave evolution, which required urgent tracheostomy to reduce the dysphagic symptoms. During the observation the patient showed psychotic symptoms. After the revision of literature, in which no such complication has ever been described, the authors propose an etiopathogenetic(More)
This case report describes a lipoma located in the pre-mamillary area that appeared in a 5-year-old child. The first symptom was very deep, transient hypothermia. Laboratory exams were normal. Diagnosis of a lipoma situated in the hypothalamic-mamillary area was made by brain MRI. The lipoma showed no signs of growth and hypothermia disappeared over the(More)
The chronically ill patient admitted to an Emergency Department or to a Pediatric Emergency Unit for an intercurrent acute episode is rare but requires adequate management. Aim of this study is to evaluate the health care needs of these patients vs patients with exclusively acute disease and to underline the need of identifying criteria for health care(More)
The authors report 3 cases of myositis ossificans progressiva (MOP) treated with i.v. dichloromethylenbiphosphonic acid. Two of these patients presented a severe development of the disease so that they could not walk anymore. After a few months of treatment with dichloromethylenbiphosphonic acid (300 mg/die for 10 continual days every month) sufficient(More)
Accidents and burns are a major problem in Italy and in industrialized countries, due to the consequences they have on health, especially in children aged 0-4 years. In Italy, about 400 people die each year from burns, with over 70% of these occurring in the home. In the European Union, burns are one of the top five causes of death from accidents,(More)
Authors describe two uncommon cases of infantile mammary duct ectasia (EDM). This disease, first reported in 1983, is characterized by dilatation of the subareolar duct system, and by phlogistic reaction and fibrosis. In the medical literature only 8 cases have been reported, but probably its frequency is undervalued due to the scarce general knowledge of(More)
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