Salvatore Amato

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BACKGROUND Known as "the great imitator," secondary syphilis may clinically manifest itself in myriad of ways, involving different organs (including the oral cavity), and mimicking, both clinically and histologically, several diseases, thereby making diagnosis a challenge for clinicians. CASE REPORT We highlight an interesting case of a 45-year-old man on(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to evaluate the cardiovascular (CV) risk due to the metabolic syndrome in a 15-year prospective study of a Sicilian population. In the Mediterranean area obesity is highly prevalent, but epidemiological data on the metabolic syndrome are limited. METHODS AND RESULTS Among the 1351 subjects enrolled in the "Ventimiglia(More)
Diabetes mellitus is frequently associated with lipid metabolism abnormalities. In the present study the lipid and apolipoprotein profiles have been compared in type II diabetic subjects with (n=30) and without (n=30) coronary heart disease (CHD). All subjects were studied after good metabolic control had been achieved. Significant differences in plasrna(More)
GOALS To compare the diagnostic yield and cost-consequences of 2 strategies, screening regardless of symptoms versus case finding (CF), using a point-of-care test (POCT), for the detection of celiac disease (CD) in primary care, to bridge the diagnostic gap of CD in adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS All subjects under 75 years of age who consecutively went to(More)
INTRODUCTION Female sex has been shown to be a risk factor for the development of adverse drug reactions; however, this has not been studied for cyclosporine (CsA). The aim of this study was to investigate, in Italian dermatological practice, the influence of gender and menopause and related hormones on the incidence of adverse events (AEs) during CsA(More)
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