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The exact elucidation of skeletal and cartilagineous involvement in neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID) is still poorly known, and there are few data providing the long-term response to treatment with the available interleukin-1 inhibitors. We present here a 13-year-old boy with NOMID treated with anakinra and low-dose methylprednisolone(More)
BACKGROUND Autoimmune hypophysitis is a rare disease with a natural progression that is not well known. AIM To collect representative data on clinical features of autoimmune hypophysitis and better characterize the disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective single-center study was designed. Autoimmune hypophysitis-affected patients evaluated from 2011(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent urogenital sinus (PUGS) is a congenital pathological condition characterized by an abnormal communication between the urethra and vagina. It may be a part of a complex syndrome and can be more often associated with congenital malformations affecting the genitourinary tract system (33%) such as intersex, rectovaginal communication,(More)
Dear Sir, Henoch–Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common vasculitis of the pediatric age, mostly occurring in children between 4 and 6 years [1]: this is a systemic disease related to IgA deposition in the capillaries and small-sized arteries of different organs [2], resulting in vascular wall necrosis, extravasation of erythrocytes, and neutrophil(More)
The most widely used screening test for the diagnosis of brucellosis in the dog is the rapid slide agglutination test in the presence of 2-mercaptoethanol (2ME-RSAT). The diagnosis is partially confirmed by the agar gel immunodiffusion test (AGID) and definitively confirmed by bacteriological isolation. Some chronic cases not detected by these tests may be(More)
Dear Editor, Moyamoya disease (MMD) is a rare, idiopathic, chronic, occlusive cerebrovascular disease, characterized by progressive stenosis at the terminal portion of the internal carotid artery associated with abnormal vascular networks in the areas of hypoperfusion. This steno-occlusive pattern is associated with a compensatory development of a(More)
Cesarean section (CS) may have several acute complications that can occur in the early postoperative period. The most common acute complications are hematomas and hemorrhage, infection, ovarian vein thrombosis, uterine dehiscence and rupture. Pelvic hematomas usually occur at specific sites and include bladder flap hematoma (between the lower uterine(More)
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