Patrizia Osimani

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AIM To describe the chickenpox complications in children in Italy. METHODS Hospital discharge data from 1 January 2002 to 15 June 2006 were queried for patients less than 18 years of age in three Italian paediatric university hospitals. RESULTS During the study period, 349 children (189 males, 160 females) were admitted. Thirteen out of 349 (3.7%) of(More)
To evaluate the Toxocara spp. eggs environmental contamination of the soil of the urban or suburban area Ancona (Italy), 22 public playgrounds were selected and several cores of soil were taken from any selected areas. To study the Toxocara seroprevalence in the inhabitants of Ancona, blood samples were collected from selected groups of individuals. One(More)
A 13-year-old boy with a 46,XY,r(7) karyotype presented with growth failure, microcephaly, achromic spots and multiple pigmented naevi. Psychomotor development was normal and no major malformations were present. Comparison with four previously reported patients with ring chromosome 7 shows that the most frequent findings in these subjects were short(More) Vol 10 March 2010 143 with eff ects expected to be limited to that period, and although possibly contributory, were not suffi cient to explain by themselves the noted patterns. I could not see any other alternatives. Then I read a 1988 editorial by Cunningham and Pasternack called The potential role of viruses in the pathogenesis(More)
This report describes the successful management of a documented necrotizing pneumonia due to Streptococcus pneumoniae in a child with pandemic influenza A (H1N1). The importance of early recognition of bacterial superinfection in patients with influenza and the immunologic interactive mechanisms between viruses and bacteria in determining respiratory(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on cancer incidence in HIV-infected children throughout a 20-year period. PATIENTS AND METHODS An observational population study was conducted on 1,190 perinatally HIV-infected children enrolled onto the Italian Register for HIV Infection in Children from 1985 to 2004 and never(More)
A newborn girl is described with an association of spondylo-acrodysplasia, mild short limbed dwarfism without significant metaphyseal changes, joint dislocations, and severe immune system dysfunction. This association is distinct from other known immuno-osseous dysplasias, including Schimke dysplasia, ADA deficiency with osseous changes, and Omenn phenotype(More)