Michela Venturi

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We have observed a significant increase of zinc concentration in plasma and erythrocytes in a group of Italian Behcet patients, evidencing a rare hyperzinchemic condition associated with the disease. The increased zinc level observed does not show any relation to the presence of therapy or with the impairment of the blastogenic response to HSV1, a specific(More)
In the oncology landscape, cholangiocarcinoma is a challenging disease in terms of both diagnosis and treatment. Besides anamnesis and clinical examination, a definitive diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma should be supported by imaging techniques (US, CT, MRI) and invasive investigations (ERC or EUS with brushing and FNA or US or CT-guided biopsy) followed by(More)
Erlotinib is a targeted anticancer therapy with selective inhibitory activity for tyrosine kinase of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Different skin reactions have been described linked to these drugs. There are no other reports about erlotinib-induced leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LV) in the erlotinib-bevacizumab regimen for bone metastasis,(More)
CONTEXT Cutaneous toxicity is a frequent side effect of new anticancer targeted therapies. Skin reactions can severely impact the patient's physical, psychological and social well-being and may sometimes lead to discontinuations either treatment dose reductions. OBJECTIVE This study evaluates the impact of cutaneous adverse drug reactions (cADR) of the(More)
Photo-onycholysis caused by doxycycline has rarely been reported in children. We present the case of a boy who loved to play pinball while at the beach, holding tightly to the machine. He developed a photo-onycholysis predominantly on his thumbs while he was being treated with 20 mg/day of doxycycline, a low dose but enough to trigger the photoreaction.
In patients with alopecia areata (AA), nail abnormalities due to nail matrix inflammation are common and usually not severe. We report the case of a 23-year-old man with AA universalis, who developed severe abnormalities of all his fingernails. Systemic steroids improved the onycholysis that had an important impact on the patient's job, as he was a card(More)
AIM In the literature, clinical features of psoriasis associated with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) onset have not been clarified, even if high Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) was found to be directly related with PsA. METHODS The study was conducted between November 2008 and April 2009 on consecutive psoriatic outpatients referred to a service of(More)
Tazarotene is a topically-applied, receptor-selective retinoid that has been shown to modulate several major pathogenic factors of psoriasis. Adverse effects are those of topical application of retinoids, the most common being mild to moderate burning, itching, stinging, and erythema, due to mild to moderate local skin irritation. While pyogenic(More)
BACKGROUND Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) has a rising incidence worldwide. The aim was to evaluate incidence trend, demographic features and risk factors for BCC in the area of Bologna in northern-central Italy. METHODS All the consecutive histopathologically diagnosed BCCs at the Dermatology of the Bologna University from 1990 to 2014 were retrospectively(More)
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