Matteo Badini

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BACKGROUND   Hereditary angioedema (HAE) due to the deficiency of C1 inhibitor (C1-INH) causes chronically recurrent cutaneous, abdominal and laryngeal angioedema that are disabling and potentially life-threatening. OBJECTIVE   We designed a prospective study to quantify the residual disease in patients with HAE treated according to the existing consensus(More)
Angioedema due to acquired deficiency of C1 inhibitor (C1-INH), usually referred to as acquired angioedema (AAE), is a rare life-threatening disease characterized by a marked increase in C1-INH catabolism because of a concomitant, more often lymphoproliferative, disease and/or autoantibodies to C1-INH [1]. The clinical presentation is similar to that of(More)
UNLABELLED Intestinal gas is a frequent cause of poor visualization during gastrointestinal ultrasound (US). The enzyme alpha-galactosidase may reduce intestinal gas production, thereby improving abdominal US visualization. We compared the efficacies of alpha-galactosidase and active charcoal in improving US visualization in patients with previous(More)
The diagnosis of bacterial endocarditis remains a challenge, as nearly half of cases develop in the absence of preexistent heart disease and known risk factors. Not infrequently, a blunted clinical course at onset can lead to erroneous diagnoses. We present the case of a 47-year-old previously healthy man in which a presumptive diagnosis of antiphospholipid(More)
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