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We report the case of a girl affected by giant cell hepatitis associated with autoimmune haemolytic anaemia. Both conditions were severe with a number of life-threatening episodes of liver failure and anaemia unresponsive to several immunosuppressant drugs but cyclophosphamide. After a low-dose long-term treatment with this drug the patient is stably well(More)
We evaluated the neurological and neurophysiological features in ten patients with genetically characterized Crigler-Najjar (CN) syndrome: four with typical type I CN had undergone orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT); six had type II CN, and three of them developed severe hyperbilirubinemia with a limited response to phenobarbital leading to an(More)
Brain abscesses are a rare, severe complication of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). They are almost exclusively due to fungi, Nocardia, or Toxoplasma, and usually occur within months of surgery. Here we report the case of an adolescent who developed a brain abscess due to Klebsiella pneumoniae 11.5 years after OLT. Fever was absent and laboratory(More)
A group of 484 patients having regular haemodialysis was tested for the presence of antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). With a commercial enzyme-linked immunoassay kit, the serum of 17 appeared positive. When these 17 samples were retested by a different method, however, none was found to contain antibodies to the virus. Furthermore,(More)
We report the case of a girl affected by ulcerative colitis with high serum levels of creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase due to the presence of macroenzymes. Our observation suggests that the knowledge of this association may be helpful when evaluating ulcerative colitis patients with unexplained isolated elevation of one or more serum enzyme(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystemic autoimmune disease; 86% of children with SLE have renal involvement, that ranges from asymptomatic urinary findings to nephritic syndrome and renal failure. Cyclophosphamide (CYC) and corticosteroids (CCS) has been the standard of care for many years, despite their failure or potential toxicities.(More)
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