Silvia D’Arezzo

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To the editor: In a recent editorial [1], Kluytmans reports on the rise of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance that has occurred worldwide since its first description in 2016 [2]. Antimicrobial resistance, especially in Gram-negative bacteria, has been recognised as a serious threat to human health, and colistin, as well as tigecycline, is often the only(More)
BACKGROUND HIV infection is a risk factor for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) yet the immune deficiency predisposing to CDI is not well understood, despite an increasing incidence of CDI among such individuals. We aimed to estimate the incidence and to evaluate the risk factors of CDI among an HIV cohort in Italy. METHODS We conducted a(More)
Background: HIV infection is a risk factor for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) yet the immune deficiency predisposing to CDI is not well understood, despite an increasing incidence of CDI among such individuals. We aimed to estimate the incidence and to evaluate the risk factors of CDI among an HIV cohort in Italy. Methods: We conducted a(More)
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