Maurizio Reggiani

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The possibility of an inverse association between vitamin D and risk of cancer and, in particular, of cutaneous malignant melanoma has been suggested, but results of epidemiologic studies are still conflicting. We examined the relation between dietary vitamin D intake and melanoma risk through a population-based case-control study (380 cases, 719 controls)(More)
In an epidemiological study of occupational dermatitis in 5 different shoe factories, 246 workers were interviewed, examined and patch tested using standard and occupational patch test series. The prevalence of occupational contact dermatitis was 14.6% (36/246): 8.1% (20/246) irritant contact dermatitis (OICD) and 6.5% (16/246) allergic contact dermatitis(More)
BACKGROUND After a rapid increase in malignant melanoma (MM) incidence in the last decades, trends of the melanoma epidemic in the recent years seemed not homogeneous. OBJECTIVE This study aimed at the monitoring of some epidemiological data referring to melanoma in a region of the Northern Italy during the past 8-year period. METHODS All cases of(More)
Atypical mycobacteria are important human pathogens. Although they often cause systemic disease, mycobacterial infection may present solely as cutaneous lesions. It is not easy to detect nontuberculous mycobacteria by the traditional histochemical Ziehl-Neelsen stain, or by culture on specific media. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) may be used to identify(More)
Oral hairy leucoplakia has been described only in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and is a significant predictor for the subsequent development of AIDS. The occurrence of hairy leucoplakia in a liver transplant patient suggests that the lesion is not restricted to HIV seropositive individuals, but can be found in other(More)