Marisa Mosca

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Over a period of 13 years, 4100 specimens were cultured for fungi. Pityriasis versicolor (Malassezia furfur) was demonstrated in 17.6%, dermatophytosis in 34.6% and candidiasis in 10.8%. The most frequently isolated strains were M. canis (31.5%), T. rubrum (26.3%), E. floccosum (19.7%), T. mentagrophytes (19.3%) for the dermatophytes and C. albicans(More)
190 subjects over 60 yrs of age, hospitalized for long stays were checked for scaling and hyperpigmented patches of P. versicolor. 20 patients (10.5%) showed no clinical lesions; 170 patients (89.5%) showed scaling and/or hyperpigmented patches of which 13 patients (6.8%) on direct microscopic exam showed hyphae and yeasts of M. furfur, 64 (33.6%) only(More)
BACKGROUND IgE cross-reactivity between pollen and food allergens represents the molecular basis for oral allergy syndrome (OAS). OBJECTIVE To evaluate specific IgE for Bet v 1 and Bet v 2 in the serum of patients sensitized to birch pollen and to identify whether IgE antibodies to Bet v 1 and Bet v 2 were predictors of OAS. METHODS Thirty-three(More)
The quantification of allergic patch test reactions to several compounds was evaluated on patients using laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV), transepidermal water loss and colorimetry. The correlation between visual scores and instrumental measurements was investigated by the implementation of a modern statistical method: a classification tree. The LDV showed(More)
In humans, the clinical and molecular characterization of sporadic syndromes is often hindered by the small number of patients and the difficulty in developing animal models for severe dominant conditions. Here we show that the availability of large data sets of whole-genome sequences, high-density SNP chip genotypes and extensive recording of phenotype(More)
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