Francesca Pierdomenico

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Retrospective data was collected from 77 elderly acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients treated with Azacitidine (AZA) and 50 elderly AML patients treated with intensive chemotherapy (IC) from 4 Portuguese Hospitals. Median OS was 10.6 months in those receiving AZA as 1st line. Response (overall response rate 44%) had a significant impact on overall survival(More)
Schnitzler syndrome is a rare acquired systemic disease with a chronic evolution and difficult treatment. We report a 50-year-old woman with Schnitzler syndrome for 10 years, with major impact on her quality of life and refractory to conventional therapies. The patient was started on anakinra, an IL-1 receptor antagonist, with a rapid and sustained(More)
Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) is an aggressive B-cell malignancy with very high proliferation rate, more common in males than females. Here, we describe a case of Burkitt's lymphoma in a 24-week pregnant woman with cervical and abdominal involvement. The common genetic event of virtually all BL is a reciprocal chromosomal translocation involving the(More)
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