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Bregani E, Tarsia P, Pujades E, Van Tien T, Arioli M, Ziglioli E. The 2001 meningitis epidemic in south Chad. Minerva Med. 2006;97:161-73 pubmed
..In case of lack of response to CAP treatment, the association of ampicillin and gentamicin seems more advisable than ampicillin alone. ..
Bregani E, Tantardini F, Rovellini A. Case report: effects of diethylcarbamazine and thiabendazole combination against Mansonella perstans filariasis. Parassitologia. 2007;49:37-8 pubmed
..The treatment was able to significantly reduce microfilaria burden in a case and to achieve complete clearance of blood microfilariae in another case. ..
Bregani E, Valcarenghi C, Tien T, Monzani V. Suggestive criteria for pulmonary tuberculosis in developing countries. Int J Mycobacteriol. 2013;2:211-3 pubmed publisher
..Absence of both known TB contact and bloody sputum was not significant to rule out TB, and total and differential white blood cells (WBC) count did not help in the diagnosis. ..
Bregani E, Ceraldi T, Rovellini A, Ghiringhelli C. Case report: intraocular localization of Mansonella perstans in a patient from south Chad. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2002;96:654 pubmed
..The symptoms and response to antifilarial treatment strongly suggested the intraocular localization of an M. perstans worm...
Bregani E, Balzarini L, Ghiringhelli C, Tarsia P. Transfusional Mansonella perstans microfilariasis. Parassitologia. 2003;45:71-2 pubmed
..It is likely that only adult worms are responsible for symptoms and eosinophilia, whereas microfilariae in the bloodstream are unable to give clinical manifestations...
Bregani E, Rovellini A, Tarsia P. Effects of thiabendazole in Mansonella perstans filariasis. Parassitologia. 2003;45:151-3 pubmed
..This study shows that thiabendazole may be effective in M. perstans infection. More studies are needed to determine a more effective dosage, or a putative combination treatment...
Bregani E, Rovellini A, Mbaïdoum N, Magnini M. Comparison of different anthelminthic drug regimens against Mansonella perstans filariasis. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2006;100:458-63 pubmed
..Thiabendazole showed a small but significant activity against the infection. Combination treatments (DEC plus mebendazole) resulted in a significantly higher activity than the single drugs...
Bregani E, Balzarini L, Mbaïdoum N, Rovellini A. Prevalence of filariasis in symptomatic patients in Moyen Chari district, south of Chad. Trop Doct. 2007;37:175-7 pubmed
..No relationship was observed between eosinophils and symptoms. The prevalence observed in symptomatic patients could reflect the real prevalence of filariasis...
Bregani E, Tantardini F, Rovellini A. [Mansonella perstans filariasis]. Parassitologia. 2007;49:23-6 pubmed
..Thiabendazole evidenced a small, but significant activity against the infection. Combination treatments (DEC plus mebendazole) resulted in a significantly higher activity compared with the single drugs...