Paolo Altucci

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Central diabetes insipidus (CDI) is a rare hypothalamus-pituitary disease due to the deficiency of arginine vasopressin (AVP) synthesis from the hypothalamus and/or secretion from the neurohypophysis. The etiology of CDI is unknown in over one third of cases, classified as idiopathic CDI. The aim of this study was 2-fold: 1) to evaluate the occurrence of(More)
A sample of 930 children, between 9 years and 15 years old from six Italian towns, were studied. Their family history of allergy, personal allergy and medical history, current allergy symptoms, exposure to environmental allergens, feeding as infants, and their parents' occupations were recorded. They were skin-prick tested (SPT) with a range of common(More)
In recent years several reports have suggested that T cells may have a role in systemic sclerosis (SSc). The aim of our study was to investigate the dynamics of T cell repertoire in early SSc disease analysing a target organ, the skin, and the peripheral blood. To date, indeed, it is not clear if T cell expansions found in SSc reflect a general activation(More)
Twelve hospitalised patients, affected by biliary tract infections, were treated with cefotetan at dosages ranging between 4 and 6 g daily i.v. In only 11 patients was the aetiological agent identified. Eleven patients (91.67%) completely recovered from their infections and the pathogens were eradicated; the treatment failed in only 1 patient (8.33%).(More)
BACKGROUND Prospective assessment of non-reactivity to local anaesthetics is a frequent reason for allergy consultation. OBJECTIVES To investigate the clinical profiles of subjects referred for allergy evaluation; to prospectively reduce the frequency of evaluation by assessing the persistence, during clinical use, of non-reactivity to(More)
BACKGROUND The role of Tetranychus urticae (TU) as an occupational allergen has thus far been investigated only in selected farmer samples. METHODS The prevalence of TU-induced sensitization and occupational diseases in a randomized sample of farmers living in a temperate climate area was investigated. Occupational/nonoccupational symptoms, skin prick(More)