Roberta Maresca

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The incidience and parameters associated with diarrhea related to clindamycin usage were studied in a population of both inpatients and outpatients. Diarrhea occurred in 66 (6.6%) of the 1,000 patients. In three of them, substantial morbidity was associated with the diarrhea. Of the multiple parameters that were evaluated, significant association with(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The etiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is unknown, even though it is hypothesized that a viral infection could trigger this disorder. The aim of this study was to evaluate the seropositivity rate and antibody level of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1) and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV2) in children with ASD compared to same-aged healthy(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The etiology of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is currently unknown. Few studies have explored the role of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) as potential etiological factors of ASD. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the seropositivity rate and antibody titre to CMV and EBV in children with ASD compared to(More)
The incidence of and factors associated with diarrhea were evaluated in 1,000 patients receiving clindamycin. Diarrhea occurred in 6.6% of the patients, and of the many parameters evaluated, a significant association with diarrhea was found only for age (higher incidence in patients older than 20 years), sex (higher incidence in females), and route of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of central nervous system disorders lacking a definite etiology. The aim of the present study was to compare the exposure rate and titer of antibodies to Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) in children with ASD and in healthy controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS We enrolled 54 children with ASD and 46 control(More)
High frequency of gastrointestinal yeast presence in ASD subjects was shown through a simple cultural approach (Candida spp. in 57.5 % of ASDs and no controls); the identification of aggressive form (pseudo-hyphae presenting) of Candida spp. at light microscope means that adhesion to intestinal mucosa is facilitated. Dysbiosis appears sustained by lowered(More)
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