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1264 Emerging Infectious Diseases • www.cdc.gov/eid • Vol. 13, No. 8, August 2007 8. Gerber A, Karch H, Allerberger F, Verweyen HM, Zimmerhackl LB. Clinical course and the role of Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli infection in the hemolytic-uremic syndrome in pediatric patients, 1997–2000, in Germany and Austria: a prospective study. J Infect Dis.(More)
In Italy, serological screening is recommended to prevent congenital toxoplasmosis as part of the antenatal care protocol. Our study investigates (1) adherence to screening among Italian and migrant women and (2) specific T. gondii seroprevalence among hospitalized puerperas in Brescia and Udine, in northern Italy. All migrants (Group B) and a random(More)
The Data Acquisition (DAQ) of the CMS Experiment [1] is composed by O(10000) network objects spread in O(1000) nodes, most of them based on commodity PCs, connected to a very efficient Local Area Network. The DAQ complex (both hardware and software) must be controlled in order to synchronize all the objects to perform in the proper sequence the needed(More)
Sporadic cases of human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) have been reported in areas with a high prevalence of tick-borne diseases (TBDs) in Europe. We aimed at estimating the sero-prevalence of A. phagocytophilum and other TBDs in northeastern Italy in outpatients with a history of recent tick bite or suspected TBD. In the 1-year study, 79 patients were(More)
Spine infections require a multidisciplinary approach to be treated and solved. A guide line to drive physicians in the deep complexity of such a disease is extremely helpful. SIMP suggests a flow-chart built up on clear concepts such as right and well managed antibiotic therapy, sound stability of the spine, correct and smart use of the standard and(More)
Antibiotic therapy in patients affected by discitis is often empirical. Therefore, early evaluation of response to therapy is important. In many patients inflammatory indexes are low during all the phases of the diseases or are altered by concomitant diseases. The aim of the study was to assess the possible role of FDG PET/CT for the early evaluation of(More)
We report a visceral leishmaniasis case in an immunocompetent immigrant with acute renal failure. Parasites were demonstrated in bone marrow, peripheral blood, and kidney samples. A collapsing focal segmental glomerulosclerosis was documented, which was successfully treated with a single infusion of 10 mg/kg liposomal amphotericin B.
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