Vito Terlizzi

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We report a case of a 2,5 years old female, referred to our center for pancreatitis. Medical investigation revealed history of acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) since 1 year of age. Family history was negative for pancreatitis. Abdominal ultrasonography and magnetic resonance excluded both biliary tract stenosis and anatomic abnormalities. Calcium(More)
We describe, to our knowledge, the first case of arterial ischemic stroke after primary herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) infection in a previously healthy child, without signs of encephalitis. A 10-year-old previously healthy girl was admitted to our hospital with acute left-sided hemiparesis which involved the lower half of her face. Submandibular(More)
INTRODUCTION Inhaled hypertonic saline improves lung function and decreases pulmonary exacerbations in people with cystic fibrosis. However, side effects such as cough, narrowing of airways and saltiness cause intolerance of the therapy in 8% of patients. The aim of our study was to compare the effect of an inhaled solution of hyaluronic acid and hypertonic(More)
BACKGROUND Discordant results were reported on the clinical expression of subjects bearing the D1152H CFTR mutation, and also for the small number of cases reported so far. METHODS A retrospective review of clinical, genetic and biochemical data was performed from individuals homozygous or compound heterozygous for the D1152H mutation followed in 12(More)
BACKGROUND Differently from chronic hepatitis C, factors associated with hepatic steatosis in children with chronic hepatitis B are not clearly elucidated. OBJECTIVE Aim of this study was to investigate prevalence of steatosis at liver biopsy in HBV-infected children. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study including 56 children with chronic hepatitis B(More)
INTRODUCTION In the last years children with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) have been treated with Pegylated Interferon α (PEG-IFNα) and ribavirin (RBV). Treatment can cause several side effects that require reduction or interruption of therapy. The relationship between dose of PEG-IFNα and response to therapy has not been clearly evaluated. Aim of this study(More)
BACKGROUND Currently no tools to predict risk of acute (AP) and recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) are available. We assessed the prevalence of AP/ARP and tested the potential role of Pancreatic Insufficiency Prevalence (PIP) score in a cohort of children with CF. METHODS We identified two groups of children, on the basis(More)
We report the first case of the use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) in a patient with Shwachman-Bodian-Diamond syndrome (SBDS) and diabetes. An Italian boy received diagnosis of SBDS at the age of 7 months (SBDS gene mutation: c.183-184TA → CT and c.258 + 2 T → C in compound heterozygous). The patient presented an impaired psychosocial(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of complex alleles in cystic fibrosis (CF) is poorly defined for the lack of functional studies. OBJECTIVES To describe the genotype-phenotype correlation and the results of either in vitro and ex vivo studies performed on nasal epithelial cells (NEC) in a cohort of patients with CF carrying cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance(More)