Tiziana Iacovazzi

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Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) threatens the progress of global control efforts. Prisons represent a high risk setting for development and transmission of MDR-TB. In a Siberian TB referral prison (Kemerovo region), the treatment failure rate is 35% (June 1996-March 1997), despite implementation of a strict DOTS program and use of the World Health(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Interferon alpha provides benefit in only a limited number of patients with chronic anti-HBe-positive hepatitis B. The aim of this study was to verify the long-term efficacy of lamivudine treatment of these patients and the incidence of lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B virus mutants. METHODS Fifteen consecutive patients with chronic(More)
1264 Emerging Infectious Diseases • www.cdc.gov/eid • Vol. 13, No. 8, August 2007 8. Gerber A, Karch H, Allerberger F, Verweyen HM, Zimmerhackl LB. Clinical course and the role of Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli infection in the hemolytic-uremic syndrome in pediatric patients, 1997–2000, in Germany and Austria: a prospective study. J Infect Dis.(More)
Strongyloidiasis is a soil-transmitted helmithiasis with worldwide distribution. Contrary to chronic form, hyperinfestation and life-threatening dissemination, first (invasive) stages of the disease are not well characterized. This paper describes two cases of acute strongyloidiasis in travelers returning from Southeast Asia and highlights the need to take(More)
The long-term therapeutic efficacy of alpha IFN and the influence of preC variants on the type of response were evaluated in 25 patients with chronic hepatitis B, 14 HBeAg and 11 antiHBe positive patients, treated with alpha IFN and monitored for at least four years after discontinuing therapy. In both groups of patients, serum HBV-DNA became frequently(More)
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