A Cascio

Summary

Affiliation: University of Messina
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Clarithromycin versus azithromycin in the treatment of Mediterranean spotted fever in children: a randomized controlled trial
    Antonio Cascio
    Istituto di Patologia Infettiva e Virologia, Ospedale G Di Cristina, Universita di Palermo, 90134 Palermo, Italy
    Clin Infect Dis 34:154-8. 2002
  2. pmc Live nativity and brucellosis, Sicily
    Chiara Iaria
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:2001-2. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacter cloacae ventriculitis successfully treated with intraventricular colistin
    Antonio Cascio
    Department of Human Pathology, University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria n 1, 98125 Messina, Italy Electronic address
    Int J Infect Dis 20:66-7. 2014
  4. ncbi request reprint Acute pancreatitis in children and rotavirus infection. Description of a case and minireview
    Salvatore Giordano
    Unita Operativa Complessa di Malattie Infettive, Palermo, Italy
    New Microbiol 36:97-101. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Involvement of the aorta in brucellosis: the forgotten, life-threatening complication. A systematic review
    Antonio Cascio
    Department of Human Pathology, Policlinico G Martino University Hospital, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 12:827-40. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in zoonoses. A systematic review
    A Cascio
    Department of Human Pathology, Policlinico G Martino, Messina, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:1324-37. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Cytomegalovirus pneumonia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review
    Antonio Cascio
    Tropical and Parasitological Diseases Unit, Department of Human Pathology, Policlinico G Martino, Via Consolare Valeria n 1, 98125 Messina, Italy
    Int J Infect Dis 16:e474-9. 2012
  8. pmc Enterococcal meningitis caused by Enterococcus casseliflavus. First case report
    Chiara Iaria
    AILMI Associazione Italiana per la Lotta contro le Malattie Infettive, Universita di Messina, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 5:3. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Post-neurosurgical multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii meningitis successfully treated with intrathecal colistin. A new case and a systematic review of the literature
    Antonio Cascio
    Tropical and Parasitological Diseases Unit, Department of Human Pathology, University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria n 1, 98125 Messina, Italy
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e572-9. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of clarithromycin as treatment for Mediterranean spotted fever in children: a randomized controlled trial
    A Cascio
    Istituto di Patologia Infettiva e Virologia, Ospedale G Di Cristina, Universita di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Clin Infect Dis 33:409-11. 2001

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. ncbi request reprint Clarithromycin versus azithromycin in the treatment of Mediterranean spotted fever in children: a randomized controlled trial
    Antonio Cascio
    Istituto di Patologia Infettiva e Virologia, Ospedale G Di Cristina, Universita di Palermo, 90134 Palermo, Italy
    Clin Infect Dis 34:154-8. 2002
    ..Azithromycin, because it has a long half-life, offers the advantages of administration in a single daily dose and a shorter duration of therapy, which could increase compliance in children...
  2. pmc Live nativity and brucellosis, Sicily
    Chiara Iaria
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:2001-2. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacter cloacae ventriculitis successfully treated with intraventricular colistin
    Antonio Cascio
    Department of Human Pathology, University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria n 1, 98125 Messina, Italy Electronic address
    Int J Infect Dis 20:66-7. 2014
    ..This case provides clinical evidence to support the administration of intraventricular colistin in such patients. ..
  4. ncbi request reprint Acute pancreatitis in children and rotavirus infection. Description of a case and minireview
    Salvatore Giordano
    Unita Operativa Complessa di Malattie Infettive, Palermo, Italy
    New Microbiol 36:97-101. 2013
    ..Rotavirus infection should be amended to the differential diagnosis panel of pancreatitis in toddlers...
  5. doi request reprint Involvement of the aorta in brucellosis: the forgotten, life-threatening complication. A systematic review
    Antonio Cascio
    Department of Human Pathology, Policlinico G Martino University Hospital, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 12:827-40. 2012
    ..Experience with novel invasive therapeutic approaches remains limited. Early suspicion through detailed history and diagnosis, aided by advances in aortic imaging, would allow for better planning of therapeutic interventions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in zoonoses. A systematic review
    A Cascio
    Department of Human Pathology, Policlinico G Martino, Messina, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:1324-37. 2012
    ..HLH can be either primary, with a genetic aetiology, or secondary, associated with malignancies, autoimmune diseases, or infections...
  7. doi request reprint Cytomegalovirus pneumonia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review
    Antonio Cascio
    Tropical and Parasitological Diseases Unit, Department of Human Pathology, Policlinico G Martino, Via Consolare Valeria n 1, 98125 Messina, Italy
    Int J Infect Dis 16:e474-9. 2012
    ..The objectives of this study were to identify risk factors for the development of CMV pneumonia in IBD patients and to find useful information to better manage this potentially fatal complication...
  8. pmc Enterococcal meningitis caused by Enterococcus casseliflavus. First case report
    Chiara Iaria
    AILMI Associazione Italiana per la Lotta contro le Malattie Infettive, Universita di Messina, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 5:3. 2005
    ..Enterococcus casseliflavus has been implicated in a wide variety of infections in humans, but never in meningitis...
  9. ncbi request reprint Post-neurosurgical multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii meningitis successfully treated with intrathecal colistin. A new case and a systematic review of the literature
    Antonio Cascio
    Tropical and Parasitological Diseases Unit, Department of Human Pathology, University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria n 1, 98125 Messina, Italy
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e572-9. 2010
    ..The increase in meningitis caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii has resulted in a significant reduction in available treatment options...
  10. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of clarithromycin as treatment for Mediterranean spotted fever in children: a randomized controlled trial
    A Cascio
    Istituto di Patologia Infettiva e Virologia, Ospedale G Di Cristina, Universita di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Clin Infect Dis 33:409-11. 2001
    ..7 h in the clarithromycin group and 47.1 h in the chloramphenicol group (P=.047). Clarithromycin could be an acceptable therapeutic alternative to chloramphenicol and to tetracyclines for children aged <8 years with MSF...
  11. doi request reprint A case of Candida krusei peritonitis secondary to duodenal perforation due to Candida duodenitis
    Antonio Cascio
    Tropical and Parasitological Diseases Unit, Department of Human Pathology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Mycopathologia 171:51-5. 2011
    ..The potential role of Candida infection in the pathogenesis of peptic ulcers and duodenal perforation is considered. If this role is confirmed, antifungal treatment should be included in the therapeutic armamentarium of peptic disease...
  12. ncbi request reprint Pediatric visceral leishmaniasis in Western Sicily, Italy: a retrospective analysis of 111 cases
    A Cascio
    Istituto di Patologia Infettiva e Virologia, Ospedale G Di Cristina, Universitatà di Palermo, Piazza Moatalto 8, 90134 Palermo, Italy
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:277-82. 2002
    ..The use of the term "Mediterranean visceral leishmaniasis", rather than the term "kala-azar", is proposed for cases observed in the Mediterranean area...
  13. doi request reprint Haemophagocytic syndrome and rickettsial diseases
    Antonio Cascio
    Dipartimento di Patologia Umana, Universita di Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Med Microbiol 60:537-42. 2011
    ..The characteristics of this case have been analysed and contextualized among those of another 15 cases of haemophagocytic syndrome associated with rickettsial diseases found through a systematic review of the international literature...
  14. doi request reprint On a fatal case of Candida krusei pleural empyema in a pregnant woman with spontaneous esophagus perforation
    Antonio Cascio
    Unità Operativa di Medicina Tropicale e Parassitologia, Dipartimento di Patologia Umana, Universita di Messina, Policlinico G Martino, Via Consolare Valeria n 1, 98125, Messina, Italy
    Mycopathologia 169:451-5. 2010
    ..The case is contextualized among similar cases found through a PubMed search...
  15. ncbi request reprint Chryseobacterium indologenes bacteraemia in a diabetic child
    Antonio Cascio
    Scuola di Specializzazione in Malattie Infettive, Dipartimento di Patologia Umana, Universita di Messina, Italy
    J Med Microbiol 54:677-80. 2005
    ..This case indicates that C. indologenes infection can occur in diabetic children without ventilator or central venous catheter and might be treated with a single agent after in vitro susceptibility tests have been performed...
  16. ncbi request reprint A 6 day course of liposomal amphotericin B in the treatment of infantile visceral leishmaniasis: the Italian experience
    Antonio Cascio
    Clinica Malattie Infettive, Universita di Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Antimicrob Chemother 54:217-20. 2004
    ..To evaluate in a retrospective analysis the efficacy and safety of a 6 day course of liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) in infantile cases of Mediterranean visceral leishmaniasis (VL) diagnosed over a 10 year period in Italy...
  17. pmc No findings of dental defects in children treated with minocycline
    Antonio Cascio
    Instituto di Patologia Infettiva e Virologia, G Di Cristina Hospital, Universita di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 48:2739-41. 2004
    ..Dental staining and defects were found in 14 of 41 exposed children (34.1%) and in 30 of 82 matched controls (36.6%), respectively (P > 0.2)...
  18. doi request reprint Actinomadura pelletieri mycetoma--an atypical case with spine and abdominal wall involvement
    Antonio Cascio
    Department of Human Pathology, University of Messina, 98125 Messina, Italy
    J Med Microbiol 60:673-6. 2011
    ..Culture techniques that allow detection of slow-growing fungi and actinomycetes should be routinely used when dealing with tissue samples from patients from tropical and subtropical regions with chronic granulomatous infections...
  19. ncbi request reprint Use of sulesomab in the diagnosis of brucellar spondylitis
    A Cascio
    Scuola di Specializzazione in Malattie Infettive, Dipartimento di Patologia Umana, Universita di Messina, Messina, Italy
    Clin Microbiol Infect 10:1020-2. 2004
    ..The sensitivity and specificity of leukoscintigraphy were 27.2% and 81.1%, respectively. Based on these results, leukoscintigraphy is not indicated for the management of patients with suspected brucellar spondylitis...
  20. ncbi request reprint Treatment of human brucellosis with rifampin plus minocycline
    A Cascio
    AILMI Associazione Italiana per la Lotta contro le Malattie Infettive c o Scuola di Specializzazione in Malattie Infettive Università di Messina, Via Consolare Valeria n 1, 98125 Messina, Italy
    J Chemother 15:248-52. 2003
    ..A randomized prospective comparative study should be performed to confirm our encouraging results...
  21. ncbi request reprint Coronary involvement in Mediterranean spotted fever
    Antonio Cascio
    Dipartimento di Patologia Umana, Universita di Messina, Messina, Italy
    New Microbiol 34:421-4. 2011
    ..We suggest that ectasia of the coronary arteries may be a manifestation of rickettsial vasculitis. Prospective studies are needed to understand the frequency and the possible consequences of this phenomenon in the course of MSF...
  22. pmc Rare AU-1-like G3P[9] human rotaviruses with a Kun-like NSP4 gene detected in children with diarrhea in Italy
    S De Grazia
    Dipartimento di Igiene e Microbiologia, Universita di Palermo, via del Vespro 133, Palermo 90127, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 46:357-60. 2008
    ..In contrast, in the NSP4 gene the viruses resembled G2P[4] human strains, suggesting a reassortment between AU-1-like and Kun-like strains...
  23. ncbi request reprint Rotavirus gastroenteritis in Italian children: can severity of symptoms be related to the infecting virus?
    A Cascio
    Istituto di Patologia Infettiva e Virologia, Universita di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Clin Infect Dis 32:1126-32. 2001
    ..Minor differences in clinical symptoms were also detected in children infected with different long electropherotypes and with G1P[8] and G4P[8] specificities...
  24. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and clinical features of Mediterranean spotted fever in Italy
    A Cascio
    Clinica delle Malattie Infettive, Dipartimento di Patologia Umana, Universita di Messina, Italy
    Parassitologia 48:131-3. 2006
    ..Recent studies indicate that oral clarithromycin and azithromycin could constitute an acceptable alternative for the treatment of the disease in children; furthermore, they could be recommended during pregnancy...
  25. ncbi request reprint The role of endosomal toll-like receptors in bacterial recognition
    C Biondo
    Elie Metchnikoff Department, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:1506-12. 2012
    ..Better understanding of the mechanisms underlying immune responses to these organisms is key to develop pharmacological agents, including vaccines, to control these infections...
  26. ncbi request reprint Clinical and laboratory findings of boutonneuse fever in Sicilian children
    A Cascio
    Istituto di Patologia Infettiva e Virologia, Universita di Palermo, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 157:482-6. 1998
    ..conorii in Africa; and cases in which the only symptom was an isolated lymphadenopathy...
  27. doi request reprint Endovascular repair of aortic rupture due to Brucella aortitis
    F Benedetto
    Vascular Surgery Unit, Policlinico G Martino University Hospital, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Vasa 40:150-6. 2011
    ..Long term antibiotic treatment was given. Resolution of the acute event was obtained without further surgical treatment. 18 months after endovascular treatment, the patient remains in good health...
  28. ncbi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of astrovirus infection in Italian children with gastroenteritis
    S De Grazia
    Dipartimento di Igiene e Microbiologia, Universita di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Clin Microbiol Infect 10:1025-9. 2004
    ..The results indicated that HAstV should be considered as a potential diarrhoeal pathogen in Italian children...
  29. doi request reprint The socio-ecology of zoonotic infections
    A Cascio
    Tropical and Parasitological Diseases Unit, Department of Human Pathology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:336-42. 2011
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Anaphylaxis caused by helminths: review of the literature
    P L Minciullo
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:1513-8. 2012
    ..Individuals exposed to helminth infections may have allergic inflammatory responses to parasites and parasite antigens...
  31. ncbi request reprint Haemophagocytic syndrome in rheumatic patients. A systematic review
    M Atteritano
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Messina, Policlinico G Martino, Messina, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:1414-24. 2012
    ..HLH can be either primary, with a genetic aetiology, or secondary, associated with malignancies, autoimmune diseases, or infections. Among rheumatic disorders, HLH occurs most frequently in systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis...
  32. ncbi request reprint Fatal delayed diagnosis in a patient with Falciparum malaria
    Vincenzo Pitini
    Department of Oncology, Policlinico Universitario, Via Consolare Valeria, 98125 Messina, Italy
    Haematologica 89:EIM09. 2004
  33. doi request reprint Systematic review: macrophage activation syndrome in inflammatory bowel disease
    W Fries
    Clinical Unit for Chronic Bowel Disorders, Department of Internal Medicine, IBD unit Messina, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 37:1033-45. 2013
    ..Clinically, MAS is characterized mainly by fever, hepatosplenomegaly, cytopenia, and elevated circulating ferritin and CD25. Mortality, even if diagnosed rapidly, is high...
  34. ncbi request reprint Polymerase chain reaction in the diagnosis and prognosis of Mediterranean visceral leishmaniasis in immunocompetent children
    Antonio Cascio
    Istituto di Patologia Infettiva e Virologia, Ospedale dei Bambini G Di Cristina, Universita di Palermo, Italy
    Pediatrics 109:E27. 2002
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Genetic characterization of G3 rotaviruses detected in Italian children in the years 1993-2005
    Simona De Grazia
    Dipartimento di Scienze per la Promozione della Salute G D Alessandro, Sezione di Microbiologia, Universita di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    J Med Virol 81:2089-95. 2009
    ..By converse, after 2002 the Italian G3P[8] strains were found to possess unique mutations in significant regions of the NSP4 protein...
  36. ncbi request reprint Klebsiella oxitoca folliculitis mimicking tinea barbae in a diabetic man
    Antonio Cascio
    Section of Dermatology, Department of Territorial Social Medicine and the Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Human Pathology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Int J Dermatol 44:588-9. 2005
  37. ncbi request reprint Clostridium baratii bacteremia associated with Kawasaki syndrome. First case report
    Chiara Iaria
    Associazione Italiana per la Lotta contro le Malattie Infettive, Universita di Messina, Italy
    New Microbiol 30:481-4. 2007
    ..Our case highlights the importance of C. baratii as a potential human pathogen and reports the associations with manifestations, which, to our knowledge, have not been previously described concomitantly with a clostridial infection...
  38. ncbi request reprint G2 rotavirus infections in an infantile population of the South of Italy: variability of viral strains over time
    Serenella Arista
    Dipartimento di Igiene e Microbiologia, Universita di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    J Med Virol 77:587-94. 2005
    ....
  39. pmc Heterogeneity and temporal dynamics of evolution of G1 human rotaviruses in a settled population
    Serenella Arista
    Dipartimento di Igiene e Microbiologia, via del Vespro 133, 90127, Palermo, Italy
    J Virol 80:10724-33. 2006
    ..The continuous emergence of VP7-VP4 gene combinations in human rotavirus strains should be taken into consideration when devising vaccination strategies...
  40. ncbi request reprint Visceral leishmaniasis during pegylated interferon therapy for chronic hepatitis C: first report
    Antonio Cascio
    Antivir Ther 10:695-6; author reply 696. 2005
  41. ncbi request reprint [Macrolides in the treatment of children with Mediterranean spotted fever]
    Antonio Cascio
    Istituto di Patoligia Infettiva e Virologia, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
    Infez Med 10:145-50. 2002
    ..3 h in the azithromycin group (P= 0.34). On the basis of these studies we think that clarithromycin and azithromycin could constitute an acceptable alternative to chloramphenicol and to tetracyclines for the treatment of MSF in children..
  42. ncbi request reprint Clinical use of polymerase chain reaction performed on peripheral blood and bone marrow samples for the diagnosis and monitoring of visceral leishmaniasis in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected patients: a single-center, 8-year experience in Italy and review
    Spinello Antinori
    Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche L Sacco, Sezione di Malattie Infettive e Tropicali, Universita di Milano, Milan, Italy
    Clin Infect Dis 44:1602-10. 2007
    ..To overcome some of the limitations of conventional microbiologic techniques, polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assays are proposed as useful tools for the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis...
  43. pmc Perspectives for the treatment of brucellosis in the 21st century: the Ioannina recommendations
    Javier Ariza
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital de Bellvitge, Universidad deBarcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS Med 4:e317. 2007
  44. ncbi request reprint Optimal treatment of leptospirosis: queries and projections
    Georgios Pappas
    Institute of Continuing Medical Education of Ioannina, Har Trikoupi 10, Ioannina 45333, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 28:491-6. 2006
    ..In vitro studies have outlined potential antimicrobial candidates such as macrolides and ketolides. Development of a globally accepted subunit vaccine for humans is warranted but is not expected in the near future...
  45. doi request reprint Leishmaniasis among organ transplant recipients
    Spinello Antinori
    Department of Clinical Sciences L Sacco, Section of Infectious Diseases and Immunopathology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Lancet Infect Dis 8:191-9. 2008
    ..Although used in fewer patients, liposomal amphotericin B seems to be better tolerated and should be considered as first-line therapy in transplant recipients...
  46. ncbi request reprint Visceral leishmaniasis as a cause of anemia in HIV-infected patients
    Antonio Cascio
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1088-9. 2004
  47. ncbi request reprint [Childhood Mediterranean visceral leishmaniasis]
    Antonio Cascio
    AILMI Associazione Italiana per la Lotta contro le Malattie Infettive c o Scuola di Specializzazione in Malattie Infettive, Universita di Messina, Italy
    Infez Med 11:5-10. 2003
    ..Pentavalent antimonial drugs have been used for many decades as standard treatment for VL; in Italy liposomal amphotericin B (AmBisome) is nowadays considered the first-line treatment for VL...
  48. ncbi request reprint Rotavirus and not age determines gastroenteritis severity in children: a hospital-based study
    Fabio Albano
    Dipartimento di Pediatria, Universita di Napoli Federico II, Via S Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 166:241-7. 2007
    ..We thus addressed the question of whether the increased severity of rotavirus-induced gastroenteritis is related to age or to features intrinsic to the agent...