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Allergology and Immunology

This section considers studies regarding the epidemiology, pathology, prevention, and control of allergic and immunologic diseases in children and adolescents.

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  1. The impact of atopic dermatitis (AD) on children's quality of life (QoL) in US and European countries is relatively well known, though rarely evaluated in the Italian population. Moreover, the association betw...

    Authors: Fiorella Monti, Francesca Agostini, Francesca Gobbi, Erica Neri, Sandra Schianchi and Fabio Arcangeli

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2011 37:59

    Content type: Research

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  2. Cow's milk allergy (CMA) is the most frequent food allergy in childhood; the trend of CMA is often characterized by a progressive improvement to achieve tolerance in the first 4 to 5 years of life.

    Authors: Federica Bellini, Giampaolo Ricci, Arianna Dondi, Valentina Piccinno, Federico Angelini and Andrea Pession

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2011 37:52

    Content type: Research

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  3. Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is a rare X-linked immunodeficiency disorder that is characterized by a variable clinical phenotype. Matched donor bone marrow transplantation is currently the only curative therapeuti...

    Authors: Kostas N Syrigos, Nektaria Makrilia, Jeffrey Neidhart, Michael Moutsos, Sotirios Tsimpoukis, Maria Kiagia and Muhammad W Saif

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2011 37:42

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Few data are available on the usefulness of short term treatment with low-medium dose of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in pre-school children with wheezing exacerbations.

    Authors: Alberto Papi, Gabriele Nicolini, Attilio L Boner, Eugenio Baraldi, Renato Cutrera, Leonardo M Fabbri and Giovanni A Rossi

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2011 37:39

    Content type: Research

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  5. The prevalence of Paediatric HIV infection is largely unknown in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This study was aimed at determining the prevalence, clinical pattern of HIV infection and outcome among ne...

    Authors: Babatunde O Ogunbosi, Regina E Oladokun, Biobele J Brown and Kikelomo I Osinusi

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2011 37:29

    Content type: Research

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  6. Obesity has been identified as a risk factor for higher prevalence of asthma and asthma-related symptoms in children. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the prevalence of asth...

    Authors: Tahereh Ziaei Kajbaf, Shideh Asar and Mohammad Reza Alipoor

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2011 37:1

    Content type: Research

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  7. Human SCID (Severe Combined Immunodeficiency) is a prenatal disorder of T lymphocyte development, that depends on the expression of numerous genes. The knowledge of the genetic basis of SCID is essential for d...

    Authors: Fausto Cossu

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:76

    Content type: Review

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  8. Allergy places a considerable cost burden on society. Specific immunoglobulin E (spIgE) testing may improve the management of allergy patients. There is therefore a reason to quantify the economic consequences...

    Authors: Niklas Zethraeus, Carl Johan Petersson, Massimiliano Dozzi, Magnus P Borres, Giulio Vignati and Alessandro Fiocchi

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:61

    Content type: Research

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  9. We report a case of a 15-year-old boy with autoimmune hepatitis lacking common serologic markers and normal gammaglobulinemia associated with immune thrombocytopenia and family history of psoriasis. He present...

    Authors: Henedina Antunes, Ruben Rocha, Nicole Silva, Teresa Pontes, Ana Antunes and Sofia Martins

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:42

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Burkitt's Lymphoma (BL) rarely represents the first clinical manifestation of vertical HIV infection in adolescent in Western Europe. We report the case of a 17 year-old boy with two week history of fever and ...

    Authors: Veronica Santilli, Nadia Mora, Angela Aquilani, Hyppolite K Tchidjou, Giuseppe Pontrelli, Rita De Vito, Alessandra Lombardi, Stefania Bernardi and Paolo Palma

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:34

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T) is a complex multisystem disorder characterized by progressive neurological impairment, variable immunodeficiency and oculo-cutaneous telangiectasia. A-T is a member of chromosomal ...

    Authors: Laura Folgori, Alessia Scarselli, Giulia Angelino, Francesca Ferrari, Antonio Antoccia, Luciana Chessa and Andrea Finocchi

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:29

    Content type: Case report

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  12. A joint study group on cow's milk allergy was convened by the Emilia-Romagna Working Group for Paediatric Allergy and by the Emilia-Romagna Working Group for Paediatric Gastroenterology to focus best practice ...

    Authors: Carlo Caffarelli, Francesco Baldi, Barbara Bendandi, Luigi Calzone, Miris Marani and Pamela Pasquinelli

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:5

    Content type: Review

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  13. Contact dermatitis in pediatric population is a common but (previously) under recognized disease. It is usually divided into the allergic and the irritant forms.

    Authors: Paolo Pigatto, Alberto Martelli, Chiara Marsili and Alessandro Fiocchi

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:2

    Content type: Review

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