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A partial trisomy 13q, originating from a maternal translocation, 46,XX,t(3;13) (p26;q22), occurred in a 3-month-old infant, affected by multiple congenital anomalies. A review of the previously reported cases of partial trisomy for the distal segment of the long arm of chromosome 13 is conclusive for the existence of a distinct clinical entity; however, it… (More)
BACKGROUND The quality of life of the HIV-infected population in developed countries has substantially improved over the years. Accordingly, the clinical limitations in the surgical treatment of the HIV-infected patients are becoming fewer, and the number of HIV-infected patients undergoing surgical interventions of all types is increasing. However,… (More)
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute or subacute peripheral polyneuropathy characterized by symmetrical muscle weakness. Its occurrence has been reported during acute HIV seroconversion since 1985. Among HIV-infected subjects, GBS has generally a favourable outcome. We report a case of GBS with fatal outcome during HIV seroconversion.
In the last decade, carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CR-Kp) has become endemic in several countries, including Italy. In the present study, we assessed the differences in epidemiology, management, and mortality of CR-Kp bloodstream infection (BSI) in the three main adult acute-care hospitals of the metropolitan area of Genoa, Italy. From January… (More)
Despite the high incidence of renal involvement by hamartomatous proliferative lesion, the occurrence of chronic renal failure in patients with tuberous sclerosis in unusual. This rare association in a 37 year old woman is described. The literature is reviewed and the pathological, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of this entity are discussed.
The impact of infectious diseases (ID) specialist consultation in the management of many types of bacterial infections has been fully demonstrated but not for bone and joint infections (BJIs). Nineteen ID Italian centres collected of data from June 2009 to May 2012. Italian guidelines (2009) were used to determine the appropriateness of the diagnostic and… (More)