Rosamaria Tedeschi

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Purpose: Cytokines such as IL-10 and IL-18 seem to be involved in the inflammatory response of undifferentiated carcinoma of nasopharyngeal type (UCNT). The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter region of IL-10 and IL-18 genes and the virological and clinical(More)
PURPOSE To describe the clinical features and outcome of HIV-associated primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) and to compare them with those of the other HIV-associated non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHLs). PATIENTS AND METHODS From April 1987 to June 2002, 277 patients with HIV infection and systemic NHL were diagnosed and treated in our institution. Clinical(More)
After identifying an association between maternal Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the authors analyzed a nested case-control study within Finnish and Icelandic maternity cohorts with 7 million years of follow-up to confirm EBV's role in ALL. Offspring of 550,000 mothers were followed up to age 15 years during(More)
The Helicobacter pylori chromosomal cluster of genes known as the cytotoxin-associated gene (cag) island may have different compositions in infecting strains. In this study, we analyzed 150 single colonies obtained from gastric biopsy specimens from 10 patients infected with cagA-positive H. pylori strains and sweep isolates (isolates harvested with sweep(More)
Helicobacter pylori infecting strains may include colony subtypes with different cytotoxin-associated gene (cag) genotypes. We sought to determine whether the cag heterogeneity of infecting strains is related to the clinical outcome of infection. Gastric biopsies for culture and histologic study were taken from 19 patients infected with cagA-positive(More)
Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is causally associated with Kaposi's sarcoma, primary effusion lymphoma and multicentric Castleman's disease. Serological and molecular biology assays are used to investigate the biology of this virus in different populations and diseases. Serological assays are mainly used to study the prevalence of the viral infection and to(More)
BACKGROUND Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is frequently associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), but little is known about the EBV DNA prevalence on peripheral blood in Western Countries, where the tumour is not endemic and its incidence is low. OBJECTIVES To set up and evaluate an internally controlled qualitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR)(More)
BACKGROUND High-dose chemotherapy (HDC) and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) are feasible and effective salvage treatments for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related relapse or refractory lymphoma. Among the main concerns with ASCT in HIV-infected persons is the additional immune depletion caused by treatment, which could amplify the(More)
Sexual history has consistently been found to be a risk factor for the development of prostate cancer. An association between prostate cancer and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) or Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus/human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8) infections has also been reported. Linkage of data on a cohort of 20,243 healthy Finnish men identified(More)