Luciana Rodrigues Roberti

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BACKGROUND Acute respiratory infections (ARI) are frequent in children and complications can occur in patients with chronic diseases. We evaluated the frequency and impact of ARI and influenza-like illness (ILI) episodes on disease activity, and the immunogenicity and safety of influenza vaccine in a cohort of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients.(More)
OBJECTIVES Secretory immunoglobulins present in mucosa surfaces represent the first line of defense of the adaptive immune system against infectious challenges. Preterm (PT) neonates' humoral immunity is diminished compared to full-term (FT) newborns. The identification of important antigens (Ags) of virulence of oral species may help in the investigation(More)
Methods Surveillance for Flu and other respiratory virus: respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), metapneumovirus (MPV), parainfluenza virus (PIV), bocavirus (Bov), adenovirus (Adv), rhinovirus (RV) and coronavirus (Cov) was conducted in JIA patients attending a tertiary Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic from March to August 2007 (61 JIA patients included) and from(More)
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