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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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To verify if, in the last two decades, there have been any changes in epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic aspects of patients with brain abscess. METHOD We studied retrospectively 100 patients discharged over a 17-year period from Ca' Foncello Regional Hospital, Treviso, Italy with a diagnosis of brain abscess. (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)
BACKGROUND We report our experience with quinupristin/ dalfopristin in combination with a glycopeptide in the treatment of severe staphylococcal infections failing previous glycopeptide regimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS Five patients, affected by persistent bacteremia (n = 2), post-cardiothoracic surgery infection (n = 2) and post-traumatic bone infection (n(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)
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)