Pier Giorgio Scotton

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Brief Reports 223 tained during echography-driven liver biopsy. The patient was given different combinations of in vitro active antibiotics at high doses (vancomycin, rifampin, netilmicin, ciprofloxacin, teicoplanin, trimethoprim, doxycycline), IFN-g 3 days a week, and a 5-day cycle of infusions of to poly-9 9 6.7 ϫ 10 11 ϫ 10 morphonuclear leukocytes(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)
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)
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