Mariarosaria Loffredo

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Several outbreaks of hepatitis A affecting homosexual men have been reported in Europe. However, the prevalence of HIV infection in patients affected by hepatitis A has not been extensively studied and hepatitis A is not considered as an indicator disease for routine HIV testing. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed all adult cases of(More)
Reduced circulation of hepatitis A virus lead to an increase of susceptible individuals, and outbreaks occurred recently. In Northern Italy an outbreak is ongoing, attributed to a monophyletic genotype IA strain, with mixed frozen berries as probable source. From 01/01/2013 to 07/15/2013, 30 cases were diagnosed at National Institute for Infectious(More)
Clinical non-instrumental evaluation plays an important role in the assessment of the dysphagic patient. This evaluation, called "bedside examination", aims to establish whether dysphagia is present, evaluating severity, determining the alterations which cause it, planning rehabilitation, testing outcome of treatment. The assessment takes into consideration(More)
BACKGROUND Outbreaks of Acute Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) among men who have sex with men (MSM) have been reported in Europe and, recently, in Italy. From July 2008 through January 2010, 162 HAV infections were diagnosed at National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Rome, Italy, with high male-to-female ratio (M:F=7.5). OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was(More)
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