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BACKGROUND Allergic diseases are complex identities determined by an interplay of genetic and environmental factors, resulting in the clinical manifestation of the disease. So far in Italy, updated data about the prevalence and risk factors of respiratory and allergic diseases in preschool children are not available. METHODS Children aged 3-5 years,(More)
BACKGROUND Zygomycosis is a rare life-threatening fungal infection affecting mostly patients with predisposing conditions such as diabetes mellitus, immunodeficiency, haemochromatosis or major trauma. METHODS We describe a case of rhinocerebral zygomycosis in a girl with type 1 diabetes and review previous published cases and treatment options. RESULTS(More)
Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) is one of the most common congenital lung anomalies. It is a rare pulmonary alteration, characterized by lung tissue dysplastic or hamartomatous, mixed with normal tissue. The injury is likely related to an insult during embryological development with altered terminal bronchiolar structures. We describe an(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic granulomatous disease is a rare inherited disorder of the innate immune system. In patients with a clinical history of recurrent or persistent infections, especially infections caused by uncommon species, chronic granulomatous disease should be considered. CASE PRESENTATION We report the case of a 5-year-old boy with a presumptive(More)
We describe the case of a 14 year old girl, followed by our Pediatric Allergology and Immunology Service for persistent rhinitis and asthma. The child suffered from asthma since the age of three years with a worsening of symptoms during the winter months. At 4 years of life, she was hospitalized for the first severe asthma episode. The SPT were positive for(More)
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