Raffaella Renzulli

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Fibrillary glomerulonephritis (FibGN) is a rare cause of progressive renal dysfunction, often leading to dialysis within a few years. A 60-year-old woman presented with a 2 month history of right-sided retro-orbital pain and recent diplopia. Laboratory testing revealed an altered renal function with increased serum creatinine and mild proteinuria. MRI of(More)
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a non-inflammatory, non-atherosclerotic vascular disease that has been reported in renal and internal carotid arteries and in almost every arterial bed, primarily affecting young to middle-aged people, mainly female individuals. These patients may be asymptomatic or may present with hypertension. A 29 year-old hypertensive(More)
We report a case of Helicobacter pylori transient bacteremia in a woman with ulcerated antral gastric cancer. The patient was hospitalized for laparoscopy and subtotal gastrectomy. After surgery she developed fever (39°C) and was empirically treated with levofloxacin. Blood cultures, collected and sent immediately to Laboratory, were positive for a spiral(More)
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