Rosa Anna Monno

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Two cases of gastric anisakiasis have been documented in two Italian women who had consumed raw anchovies (Engraulis encrasicolus). The first patient was a 49-year-old woman presenting with epigastric pain and bloody vomiting after ingestion of marinated (vinegar) raw anchovies. During the esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGDS) a white color worm was detected(More)
BACKGROUND Gram-negative bacteria susceptible only to colistin (COS) are emerging causes of severe nosocomial infections, reviving interest in the use of colistin. However, consensus on the most effective way to administer colistin has not yet been reached. METHODS All patients who had sepsis due to COS gram-negative bacteria or minimally susceptible(More)
BACKGROUND This paper describes the third large outbreak of Norovirus (NoV) gastroenteritis reported in the Southern Italy region of Puglia. METHODS A matched case control study was conducted, on 19 July 2005, for investigating risk factors, using a structured questionnaire on food consumption. A multivariate analysis was conducted to estimate the(More)
The prevalence, antimicrobial susceptibility, and production of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) of Salmonella collected from several hospitals in Apulia (southern Italy) were evaluated. The most common Salmonella isolates were Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (44.6%), S. enterica serovar Enteritidis (33.4 %), S. enterica serovar Infantis(More)
We investigated the diffusion of HPV genotypes using molecular methods. HPV DNA was detected in 30.4% of women examined. The genotype HPV 16 was the most common followed by HPV 31, HPV 51 and HPV 58. Mixed infections were observed in 30.4% of HPV positive women. The 66.7% of the lower age group (< 35 years) was HPV positive. HPV infection was associated(More)
Human infection with Aeromonas species is uncommon and most often due to trauma with exposure to contaminated water or soil. A 43-year-old HIV- and hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected male, after a two-week course of corticosteroid therapy for an autoimmune anemia, developed diarrhea, dermatologic manifestations and a multiple organ dysfunction syndrome,(More)
A 31-year-old homosexual man, who was human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive was admitted for fever and cough. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed the presence of diffuse interstitial reticular nodulation, and brain nuclear magnetic resonance imaging showed the presence of nodular frontal lesions. Microscopic examination of sputum and other body(More)
Fusarium spp. causes infections mostly in patients with prolonged neutropenia. We describe the case of a disseminated Fusarium solani infection in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia which never reached complete remission during its clinical course. The patient had profound neutropenia and developed skin nodules and pneumonia in spite of posaconazole(More)
To establish the seroprevalence of antibodies to C. burnetii, Leptospira and Brucella in subjects at risk of exposure, 128 workers exposed to farm animals and 280 healthy blood donors were studied. Antibodies to C. burnetii, Leptospira and Brucella were determined by indirect immunofluorescence assay, by microagglutination test (MAT) and by standard tube(More)
Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is an ocular disease caused by members of a genus of free-living amoebae and it is associated predominantly with contact lens (CL) use. This study reports 55 cases of AK diagnosed in Italy. Genotype identification was carried out by PCR assay followed by sequence analysis of the 18S rRNA gene using the genus specific primers JDP1(More)