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Dear Sirs: The aim of anti-HIV treatment in pregnancy is the suppression of the HIV-1 RNA viral load in the plasma before delivery [1] to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the infection. The achievement of this outcome may be complicated in pregnant women who have been treated with multiple drugs by the lack of active drugs available. Although there(More)
BACKGROUND In August, 1997, a woman with no history of travel to malarious regions developed Plasmodium vivax malaria. She lived in a rural area of Italy where indigenous Anophyles labranchiae mosquitoes were present. METHODS AND FINDINGS An environmental investigation was done within a 3 km radius of the patient's house. Adult mosquitoes and larvae were(More)
In a prospective study of 33 infants born to hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive human immunodeficiency virus-negative mothers the vertical transmission of HCV occurred in 6.8%. The evolution of HCV infection in two babies was studied from birth up to 5 or 6 years of age, and the sequencing of the hypervariable region (HVR) of the putative envelope-encoding E2(More)
Neurotrophic factors are a group of proteins that act as paracrine and autocrine growth factors. They are involved in the regulation of morphogenesis and development of several tissues. The present study aims to evaluate, for the first time, the expression of Neurotrophin-3 in the human placenta during normal pregnancy and in preeclampsia and(More)
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