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Mycobacterium sherrisii is a new species of opportunistic, slow-growing, non-tuberculous Mycobacterium closely related to Mycobacterium simiae that can currently be identified with the sequence of 16S rARN gene and the heat-shock protein 65. Few cases of patients infected by this Mycobacterium have been reported and all of them were associated with human(More)
BACKGROUND Although the first clinical descriptions of Bartonella infection were associated with immunocompromised patient with bacillary angiomatosis, we currently know that this organism is directly involved in diseases affecting a large number of patients, regardless of their immune status. Cat scratch disease, hepatic peliosis, and some cases of(More)
BACKGROUND Over the last years, the mean age of subjects with HIV infection and AIDS is increasing. Moreover, some epidemiological and clinical differences between younger and older HIV-infected individuals have been observed. However, since introduction of HAART therapy, there are controversial results regarding their response to HAART. The aim of the(More)
Low response rates and concerns about safety have limited the implementation of treatment for chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in patients with HIV infection. The efficacy and safety of pegylated interferon (peg-IFN) plus ribavirin in HIV-infected patients with CHC were evaluated in a prospective, open-label, multicenter study. Sixty patients with persistently(More)
INTRODUCTION Genitourinary tuberculosis (GUT) is the third most frequent extrapulmonary tuberculous infection, following pleural and nodal involvement. Associated clinical symptoms are mild, and the diagnosis and treatment of this condition are often delayed. METHODS This study determines the clinical and epidemiological characteristics, and outcome of(More)
UNLABELLED Recently a number of studies have implicated C virus as a major cause of mixed cryoglobulinemia. Several authors described that up to 95% of "essential" mixed cryoglobulinemia could be attributed to this viral infection. Nevertheless, its prevalence and clinical significance are not well known. We review our experience in relation with the(More)
Four patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus receiving antiretroviral treatment and high doses of methadone (>200 mg/day) presented with several syncopal episodes. A significant prolongation of the QTc interval was detected in all of them, and in 3 patients, > or =1 episode of Torsades de Pointes was recorded. The sequence of events in these(More)
INTRODUCTION Infectious osteitis pubis is an uncommon disease that must be distinguished from the noninfectious form of this condition. METHODS Four cases of infectious osteitis pubis diagnosed over the last ten years in our hospital are described. RESULTS The diagnosis was established on the basis of clinical symptoms, consistent imaging studies, and(More)
Bacillary angiomatosis is a disorder of neovascular proliferation involving skin and lymph nodes of immunosuppressed patients. Bartonella henselae or Bartonella quintana have been inculpated as causative by direct culture or PCR amplification of DNA sequences. Here, we report the clinical evolution of a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus(More)