Gioviana Masciarelli

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Organisms in the genus Kocuria are Gram-positive, coagulase-negative, coccoid actinobacteria belonging to the family Micrococcaceae, suborder Micrococcineae, order Actinomycetales. Sporadic reports in the literature have dealt with infections by Kocuria species, mostly in compromised hosts with serious underlying conditions. Nonetheless, the number of(More)
Candida guilliermondii is an uncommon isolate throughout most of the world, the behaviour of which as an environmental fungus, a human saprophyte and an agent of serious infections has been emphasised over the years. Notably, illnesses caused by this pathogen mostly involve compromised cancer hosts and commonly lead patients to unfavourable outcomes. It is(More)
Isolation of Candida non-albicans yeasts as commensals or pathogens from hospitalised hosts is acquiring increasing importance, due to the frequent drug resistance expressed by such organisms.Particularly, the recover of antifungal resistant C. guilliermondii is of worrisome concern, even if recovered as a saprophyte, since commensal yeasts may behave as(More)
In spite of the improvements in transfusion safety occurred in the last decades, platelet septic transfusions still represent a cause for concern. Microbial screening of blood products cannot ensure transfusion sterility, so that pathogen inactivation methods and a timely management of infectious events actually play the most relevant role. Biofilm(More)
Rhodococcus equi is an uncommon Gram positive, variably acid-fast pathogen, that appears as hard to treat mostly owing to the establishment of intracellular niches. Lack of interpretive criteria for susceptibility testing may lead to under-reporting or overestimation of resistances, whereas knowledge about this pathogen's clinical impact may be affected by(More)
A yeast strain was isolated from the sputum sample of a leukaemia patient in the Spirito Santo Hospital of Pescara, Italy. The fungus produced a pigment that formed a reddish halo around colonies, and was identified and deposited as a Metschnikowia spp. (accession number IHEM 25107-GenBank accession number JQ921016) in the BCCM/IHEM collection of biomedical(More)
Seriously compromised patients may acquire deep airway ailments by Gram positive, commensal bacteria including Kytococcus and Rothia, pathogenic tracts of which still remain quite unexplored. Resistances they express have been poorly investigated over the years, and no published guidelines for susceptibility testing and antibiotic therapy exist. We would(More)
Escherichia fergusonii is a Gram-negative rod which belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Though known to behave as a commensal organism in the gut of warm-blooded animals, knowledge regarding its natural habitat mostly remains unclear. E. fergusonii is very rarely recovered from clinical specimens and it has recently emerged as the causative agent of(More)