Giuseppe A Latino

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Rare cases of macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) occurring during the acute phase of Kawasaki disease (KD) have been reported. We sought to characterize, review treatment, and outcomes of KD patients with clinical features of MAS. Medical histories of patients treated for KD and MAS between January 2001 and March 2008 were reviewed. Of 638 KD patients(More)
It is unclear whether pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia develop later in life or are preformed in childhood. We show that the prevalence of PAVMs in children is similar to that in their parents, providing evidence against de novo PAVM formation in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.
BACKGROUND Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is an autosomal dominant genetic disease with a wide array of vascular malformations involving multiple organs. Brain arteriovenous malformations can lead to intracranial hemorrhage and are often diagnosed only after patients become symptomatic. Early diagnosis and interventional treatment may prevent(More)
The diagnostic yield of rescreening children with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia at regular intervals for arteriovenous malformations is unclear. Here, we show that when children with initially negative screening were reassessed after 5 years, no new arteriovenous malformations were detected suggesting that longer intervals between screenings may be(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), a rare autosomal dominant disease, is considered under-diagnosed. Our primary objective was to provide evidence of under-diagnosis of HHT in a North American population. We hypothesized that variation would exist in the diagnosed prevalence (D-prevalence) across regions in the province of Ontario,(More)
BACKGROUND A disease severity score in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) would be a useful tool for assessing burden of disease and for designing clinical trials. Here, we propose the first known HHT severity score, the HHT-score. METHODS Demographics and disease characteristics were collected for the first 525 HHT patients recruited to the HHT(More)
Orthodeoxia has been described in patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) and pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM), but its usefulness in screening children for PAVMs is unknown. We show here that while oximetry is overall lower in children with significant PAVMs, supine and upright oximetry is of no additional diagnostic value(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize the pattern of temperature response to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) infusion in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD). STUDY DESIGN Patients nonresponsive to IVIG (axillary temperature ≥37.5°C >24 hours after end of IVIG) were identified. Each patient with IVIG-nonresponsive KD was matched to a control patient with(More)
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