Marco Vecchi

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BACKGROUND Interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) release assays (IGRAs) were designed to detect latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). However, discrepancies were found between the tuberculin skin test (TST) and IGRAs results that cannot be attributed to prior Bacille Calmètte Guerin vaccinations. The aim of this study was to evaluate tools for improving LTBI(More)
BACKGROUND In Italy the proportion of cases of tuberculosis in persons originating from high-prevalence countries has been increasing in the last decade. We designed a study to assess adherence to and yield of a tuberculosis screening programme based on symptom screening conducted at primary care centres for regular and irregular immigrants and(More)
The report describes the case of an adult patient presenting a severe, serologically proven, Toxocara endophthalmitis, unresponsive to the common surgical and medical approach (vitrectomy, anti-parasitic treatment followed by high-dose corticosteroids). The association of oral cyclosporin A to a lower dose of prednisone was successful in achieving a(More)
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