Gian Luigi de' Angelis

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BACKGROUND Esophageal atresia (EA) is a life-threatening congenital condition whose etiology and pathogenesis are still poorly understood. An increasing trend of this pathology in some Italian regions suggests a possible interaction between xenobiotics and genes involved in detoxification processes during early embryonic development. For the first time(More)
Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the esophagus, immune/antigens mediated, whose incidence is increasing both in adults and pediatric population. It is clinically characterised by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and associated with eosinophil-predominant esophageal inflammation. The role of atopy has been clearly(More)
BACKGROUND The decision whether to perform endoscopy in children with suspected reflux oesophagitis is not a straightforward one. Few symptoms are specific for oesophagitis and the diagnosis is not always correlated even to visual findings on endoscopy. AIM The aim of this study was to define the role of endoscopy and especially of histology in the(More)
Also in the pediatric population the digestive endoscopy became, at this point, a very good diagnostic and operative technique largement used. The endoscopy can explore the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, duodenum and jejunum) and can investigate the colon and the terminal ileum regarding the lower gastrointestinal tract. Principally, the(More)
BACKGROUND Colitis-associated colorectal cancer affects individuals with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) more often and earlier than cancer in the general population. Colonoscopy provides the surveillance gold standard. Changes to the surveillance intervals depending on endoscopic activity have been made, given data demonstrating that this is an important(More)
Latent coeliac disease (L.C.D.) is an extremely rare condition to describe. In this study we analyzed three cases of patients affected by L.C.D.: two of them suffered from insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and the other one from infantile cerebral palsy and eosinophilic gastroenteritis. We confirm the existence of this form of coeliac disease(More)
The association between coeliac disease (CD) and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is well known. Moreover, this cutaneous disease may be the only sign of an otherwise asymptomatic CD. Subjects presenting with both CD and DH generally show an HLA pattern in which A1, B8, DR2, DR7, DQw2 are the most frequent antigens one can find. We report about 2 brothers(More)
The association of cystic fibrosis and Crohn's disease (CD) is well known, but to date, there are very few cases in the literature of patients suffering from mucoviscidosis who have required treatment with infliximab. We report the case of a 23-year-old patient suffering from cystic fibrosis and severe CD treated successfully with infliximab without any(More)
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