Emanuela Caraffa

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BACKGROUND Pediatric tuberculous meningitis is a highly morbid, often fatal disease. Its prompt diagnosis and treatment saves lives, in fact delays in the initiation of therapy have been associated with high mortality rates. CASE PRESENTATION This is a case of an Italian child who was diagnosed with tuberculous meningitis after a history of a month of(More)
PHLIP-7 and PHLIP-8, two peptides reproducing at least in part the N-terminal aminoacid sequence of physalaemin, have been identified in mammalian tissues. These peptides produce alterations of fighting behaviour in the mouse, but are devoid of any behavioural activity in the rat. This suggests that PHLIP-7 and PHLIP-8 have no affinity for brain receptors(More)
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