Pierfrancesco Zampieri

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BACKGROUND The negative pigment network (NPN) is seen as a negative of the pigmented network and it is purported to be a melanoma-specific structure. OBJECTIVES We sought to assess the frequency, sensitivity, specificity, and odds ratios (ORs) of NPN between melanoma cases and a group of control lesions. METHODS Digitalized images of skin lesions from(More)
Methods: We applied for the first time the two in vivo confocal microscopes commonly used in dermatology (VivaScope ® 1500 and 3000, CALIBER, distributed in Europe by Mavig GmbH, Munich, Germany) to observe the cornea, the bulbar and tarsal conjunctiva, the eyelid margin, the lacrimal punctum and the palpebral skin of healthy volunteers. Tumoral,(More)
Human parapoxvirus infections are rare, self-limiting, zoonotic diseases. A 35-year-old veterinarian presented with a generalized rash of large umbilicated vesicles that appeared after antibiotic treatment for erysipelas on the forearm. The erysipelas arose from an erupted pustular thumb lesion that appeared after examining a sheep. An outbreak of(More)
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