Pier Giorgio Scotton

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Clinical data on patients with intra-abdominal candidiasis (IAC) is still scarce. We collected data from 13 hospitals in Italy, Spain, Brazil, and Greece over a 3-year period (2011–2013) including patients from ICU, medical, and surgical wards. A total of 481 patients were included in the study. Of these, 27 % were hospitalized in ICU. Mean age was 63 years(More)
To the Editor—We read with interest the article recently published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases by Sharp et al. [1], who investigated whether the newly discovered KI, WU, and Merkel cell poly-omaviruses could persist and reactivate in immunodeficient patients. To this aim, the authors screened for the presence of ge-nomic sequences of KI, WU, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Clinical description of laryngeal tuberculosis. METHODS Clinical case review. RESULTS The authors report three cases of laryngeal tuberculosis with lung involvement in HIV-negative patients; symptoms were mostly laryngeal. Diagnosis was made in all cases through laryngeal biopsy and examination of the sputum. Patients fully recovered after(More)
BACKGROUND The characteristics of patients with infective endocarditis (IE) vary significantly by region of the world. The aim of this study was to evaluate the contemporary epidemiology, characteristics, and outcome of IE in a large, nationwide cohort of Italian patients. METHODS We conducted a prospective, observational study at 24 medical centers in(More)
Sirs: Most epidural lymphomas involve the thoracic spine and are diagnosed in the context of extensive extranodal and nodal diseases. Malignant lymphomas that initially present symptoms and signs of cauda equina localization are rare and are usually T-cell lymphomas [1]. We report a case of B-cell cauda equina lymphoma in association with Epstein-Barr virus(More)
Brucellosis is one of the most common zoonoses in the world. Its distribution has changed in recent years due to socioeconomic factors and international travel. In Italy its trend has followed the international pattern, albeit with major differences between the north and south of the country. In northern Italy brucellosis is import-related and rarely(More)
In vitro levofloxacin exhibits both potent or intermediate activity against most of the pathogens frequently responsible for acute bacterial meningitis and synergistic activity with some beta-lactams. Since levofloxacin was shown to penetrate the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) during meningeal inflammation both in animals and in humans, the disposition of(More)
PURPOSE Persons on hemodialysis (HD) are at high risk of infective endocarditis (IE). In non-comparative retrospective studies, a higher rate of mortality was reported in IE on HD. We assessed risk factors, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of IE in HD. METHODS This was a prevalence study with a case control methodology on a set of data from the(More)
The diagnosis of prosthetic valve endocarditis is challenging. The gold standard for prosthetic valve endocarditis diagnosis is trans-esophageal echocardiography. However, trans-esophageal echocardiography may result in negative findings or yield images difficult to differentiate from thrombus in patients with prosthetic valve endocarditis. Combined(More)