Claudia De Filippi

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A 53-year-old woman with a history of psoriasis presented with severe cutaneous lesions associated with psoriasis. The woman was mentally handicapped; she was able to converse monosyllabically with her mother only and was very limited in social interactions. After preliminary investigations, a biological treatment was proposed. Etanercept was started in(More)
CD30 is a member of the TNF receptor superfamily, previously shown to be expressed on Hodgkin's lymphoma cells and on normal activated lymphocytes. We here show that CD30 is highly expressed on recently activated human gamma delta T cells. Elevated surface levels of this molecule persisted in long-term cultures of gamma delta cells, without further cell(More)
Pruritus is a common symptom in uraemic patients and its aetiology is poorly understood, although several factors have been implicated, including high histamine plasma levels. The aim of the study was to evaluate plasma levels of histamine in patients on maintenance haemodialysis in relation to the presence of itching (35 pruritic patients = group A; 50(More)
We present a 13-year-old girl who came to our attention for an erythematous bruised lesion which appeared spontaneously without any apparent coagulopathy. The history, histology, and positive "skin-test," carried out by subcutaneously injecting autologous erythrocytes obtained from heparinized blood, confirmed the suspected diagnosis of Diamond-Gardner(More)
The presence of a radiographic sinusal opacification without any other clinical sign or symptom cannot lead to the diagnosis of "Sinusitis", if considered alone. In a previous paper we observed a high prevalence of patients with both clinical and radiographic signs of sinusitis and a high prevalence of neutrophils in the nasal secretions, now we tried to(More)
We have recently described a significant correlation between human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) RNA replication and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of individuals with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) with HIV encephalitis (E). Because local macrophages (microglia) are the cells predominantly(More)