Salvatore Leonardi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Catania
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Stroke in two children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. A causal or casual relationship?
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Paediatric Department, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:843-5. 2005
  2. pmc Hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis as early feature of Wilson disease onset: description of a pediatric case and literature review
    Valeria Di Stefano
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Hepat Mon 12:e6233. 2012
  3. pmc Phenotypic expression of the p.Leu1077Pro CFTR mutation in Sicilian cystic fibrosis patients
    Giuseppe Fabio Parisi
    Department of Medical and Pediatric Science, Bronchopneumology and Cystic Fibrosis Unit, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 78, Catania 95123, Italy
    BMC Res Notes 6:461. 2013
  4. pmc Severe Kawasaki disease in a 3-month-old patient: a case report
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Unit of Broncho Pneumology and Cystic Fibrosis, Department of Medical and Pediatric Science, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 78, Catania 95123, Italy
    BMC Res Notes 6:500. 2013
  5. pmc Intramuscular vs intradermal route for hepatitis B booster vaccine in celiac children
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, 95100 Catania, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 18:5729-33. 2012
  6. pmc Are hepatitis B virus and celiac disease linked?
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Pediatrics University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Hepat Mon 10:173-5. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Hepatitis B vaccination failure in children with diabetes mellitus? The debate continues
    Salvatore Leonardi
    University of Catania, Department of Pediatrics, Catania, Italy
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 8:448-52. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of tacrolimus ointment 0.03% treatment in a 1-month-old "red baby": a case report
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Allergy Asthma Proc 27:523-6. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Lung abscess in a child with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Via S Sofia 78, Catania, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 169:1413-5. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Recurrent febrile infections and neutropenia in a child with silent celiac disease
    Salvatore Leonardi
    University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 49:146-9. 2010

Collaborators

  • Mario La Rosa
  • Lucia Spicuzza
  • Teresa Arrigo
  • Piero Pavone
  • Martino Ruggieri
  • Ruggiero Francavilla
  • Andrea Di Cataldo
  • Davide Caimmi
  • Filippo Greco
  • Teresa Mattina
  • Marseglia Gian Luigi
  • S Gruttadauria
  • JOSEPH ALPHONSO BELLANTI
  • Elena Lionetti
  • Martina Filippelli
  • Carmelo Salpietro
  • Andrea D Praticò
  • Giovanna Vitaliti
  • Valentina Giacchi
  • Michele Miraglia del Giudice
  • Caterina Cuppari
  • Novella Rotolo
  • Angela Lanzafame
  • Patrizia Barone
  • Chiara Franzonello
  • Giovanna Di Dio
  • Valeria Di Stefano
  • Maria Teresa Garozzo
  • Pietro Sciacca
  • Carlo Catassi
  • Sara Manti
  • Alessia Gennaro
  • Alfredo Pulvirenti
  • Agnese Castro
  • Gianluigi Marseglia
  • Anna Maria Castellazzi
  • Giuseppe Fabio Parisi
  • Rossana Pignataro
  • Vincenzo Salpietro
  • Valeria Chirico
  • Pasqua Betta
  • Barbara Amato
  • Rosangela Caruso
  • Margherita Mancardi
  • Elena R Praticò
  • Francesca Laganà
  • Stefania Salafia
  • Luciana Rigoli
  • Enrico Potenza
  • Gianluigi L Marseglia
  • Viviana Ferrara
  • Ileana Stella
  • Mario La Rosa
  • Vassilios Lougaris
  • Gianni Mistrello
  • Gaetano Magro
  • Stefania Tomarchio
  • Tommaso Alterio
  • Giovanni A Rossi
  • Alessia Marseglia
  • Carla Cimino
  • Andrea Domenico Praticò
  • Maria Chiara Leoni
  • Silvia Cutello
  • Gian Luigi Marseglia
  • Chiara Valsecchi
  • Silvia Caimmi
  • Amelia Licari
  • Laura Perrone
  • Ignazio Morselli
  • Giorgio Ciprandi
  • Adelmo Gubitosi
  • Francesca Galdo
  • Raffaele Amelio
  • Fabio Decimo
  • Antonella Capasso
  • Nunzia Maioello
  • Carlo Capristo
  • Angelo F Capristo

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. ncbi request reprint Stroke in two children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. A causal or casual relationship?
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Paediatric Department, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:843-5. 2005
    ..Invasion of the central nervous system and an immune mechanism represent 2 pathogenesis pathways. Prompt macrolide therapy does not prevent stroke, but immediate and aggressive immunosuppressive treatment seems to help recovery...
  2. pmc Hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis as early feature of Wilson disease onset: description of a pediatric case and literature review
    Valeria Di Stefano
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Hepat Mon 12:e6233. 2012
    ..Wilson's disease (WD) is a rare autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by a mutation in the ATP7B gene, located on chromosome 13, which encodes a protein involved in the metabolism of copper...
  3. pmc Phenotypic expression of the p.Leu1077Pro CFTR mutation in Sicilian cystic fibrosis patients
    Giuseppe Fabio Parisi
    Department of Medical and Pediatric Science, Bronchopneumology and Cystic Fibrosis Unit, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 78, Catania 95123, Italy
    BMC Res Notes 6:461. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Severe Kawasaki disease in a 3-month-old patient: a case report
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Unit of Broncho Pneumology and Cystic Fibrosis, Department of Medical and Pediatric Science, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 78, Catania 95123, Italy
    BMC Res Notes 6:500. 2013
    ..This condition increases the risk of cardiovascular complications such as coronary artery aneurysms...
  5. pmc Intramuscular vs intradermal route for hepatitis B booster vaccine in celiac children
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, 95100 Catania, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 18:5729-33. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Are hepatitis B virus and celiac disease linked?
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Pediatrics University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Hepat Mon 10:173-5. 2010
    ..This hypothesis suggests a possible epidemiological link between these two diseases, although this assumption is still a matter of debate...
  7. doi request reprint Hepatitis B vaccination failure in children with diabetes mellitus? The debate continues
    Salvatore Leonardi
    University of Catania, Department of Pediatrics, Catania, Italy
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 8:448-52. 2012
    ..The aim of our study was to evaluate the presence of specific antibodies against HBsAg in diabetic children (IDDM) previously vaccinated against hepatitis B virus...
  8. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of tacrolimus ointment 0.03% treatment in a 1-month-old "red baby": a case report
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Allergy Asthma Proc 27:523-6. 2006
    ..No adverse clinical effect was recorded and tolerance to the treatment was good. We conclude that 0.03% tacrolimus ointment is efficacious and safe even in an infant <2 months of age...
  9. doi request reprint Lung abscess in a child with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Via S Sofia 78, Catania, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 169:1413-5. 2010
    ..A long-term treatment with oral macrolide allows a prompt recovery and restitution ad integrum of the lung...
  10. doi request reprint Recurrent febrile infections and neutropenia in a child with silent celiac disease
    Salvatore Leonardi
    University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 49:146-9. 2010
    ..Today it is known that celiac disease (CD) may be silent or present with atypical extraintestinal symptoms (silent/atypical CD)...
  11. doi request reprint Hepatitis B vaccination failure in celiac disease: is there a need to reassess current immunization strategies?
    S Leonardi
    Broncho Pneumology and Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Vaccine 27:6030-3. 2009
    ..These findings provide useful information to evaluate if current vaccine strategies should be reassessed and if revaccination should be recommended...
  12. ncbi request reprint Montelukast in allergic diseases beyond asthma
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Allergy Asthma Proc 28:287-91. 2007
    ..although additional controlled testing will be required, these applications broaden the possible range of treatments for allergic disease in all its many aspects...
  13. ncbi request reprint IgE values and T-lymphocyte subsets in children with atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Allergy Asthma Proc 28:529-34. 2007
    ..A decrease of CD8+ circulating T cells and an increase of the CD4/CD8 ratio are peculiar findings in AEDS patients with either high or normal IgE values...
  14. ncbi request reprint Atopic disease, immune system, and the environment
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Pediatrics, Catania University, Catania, Italy
    Allergy Asthma Proc 28:410-7. 2007
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  15. pmc Hepatitis B vaccine in celiac disease: yesterday, today and tomorrow
    Giovanna Vitaliti
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, 95100 Catania, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 19:838-45. 2013
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  16. pmc Helicobacter pylori infection and atopic diseases: is there a relationship? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Elena Lionetti
    Elena Lionetti, Salvatore Leonardi, Angela Lanzafame, Maria Teresa Garozzo, Martina Filippelli, Stefania Tomarchio, Viviana Ferrara, Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, 95100 Catania, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 20:17635-47. 2014
    ..To review and conduct a meta-analysis of the existing literature on the relationship between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), atopy and allergic diseases...
  17. doi request reprint Mild cystic fibrosis in patients with the rare P5L CFTR mutation
    Lucia Spicuzza
    Department of Pediatrics, Bronchopneumology Unit, University of Catania, Italy
    J Cyst Fibros 11:30-3. 2012
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  18. pmc Hepatitis B vaccine by intradermal route in non responder patients: an update
    Martina Filippelli
    Martina Filippelli, Elena Lionetti, Alessia Gennaro, Angela Lanzafame, Mario La Rosa, Salvatore Leonardi, Department of Medical and Pediatric Science, University of Catania, 95100 Catania, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 20:10383-94. 2014
    ..A comprehensive review of the literature using PubMed database, with appropriate terms, was undertaken for articles in English published since 1983. The literature search was undertaken in September 2013. ..
  19. pmc Probiotics and food allergy
    Anna Maria Castellazzi
    Department of Medical and Pediatric Science, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Ital J Pediatr 39:47. 2013
    ..Therefore, new studies are needed in order to clarify the functions and the utility of probiotics in food allergies and ion other types of allergic disorders. ..
  20. pmc Urticaria and anaphylaxis in a child after inhalation of lentil vapours: a case report and literature review
    Giovanna Vitaliti
    O U Bronchopneumology and Cystic Fibrosis, Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Ital J Pediatr 38:71. 2012
    ..Among legumes, lentils seem to be the most common legume implicated in pediatric allergic reactions in the Mediterranean area and India, and usually they start early in life, below 4 years of age...
  21. doi request reprint Heart involvement in children and adults with cystic fibrosis: correlation with pulmonary indexes and inflammation markers
    Valentina Giacchi
    Department of Medical and Paediatric Science, University of Catania, Catania, Italy Electronic address
    Heart Lung Circ 24:1002-10. 2015
    ..The aim of our study was to assess cardiac involvement in children and adults affected by cystic fibrosis compared with healthy subjects of same age using echocardiography...
  22. doi request reprint Sputum high mobility group box-1 in asthmatic children: a noninvasive sensitive biomarker reflecting disease status
    Caterina Cuppari
    Department of Pediatrics, Unit of Pediatric Genetics and Immunology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 115:103-7. 2015
    ..To improve knowledge of the disease, new biomarkers of airway inflammation, including high mobility group box-1 (HMGB1), are being developed...
  23. doi request reprint Serum interleukin 17, interleukin 23, and interleukin 10 values in children with atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome (AEDS): association with clinical severity and phenotype
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Pediatrics, Unit of Pediatric Genetics and Immunology, University of Messina, Italy
    Allergy Asthma Proc 36:74-81. 2015
    ..We firstly found a correlation between high IL-17/IL-23 axis levels and different phenotypes of AEDS in children, suggesting its role as marker of "atopic march" and disease severity. ..
  24. doi request reprint New approaches in hepatitis B vaccination for celiac disease
    Martina Filippelli
    Department of Medical and Pediatric Science, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Immunotherapy 6:945-52. 2014
    ..Although our results confirm the positive response of celiac patients to IM vaccination, the ID route seems to be better than the conventional one, since it could provide a saving in cost and a greater immunogenicity. ..
  25. doi request reprint Immunotherapy: a new horizon for egg allergy?
    Andrea D Praticò
    Unit of Pediatric Pneumoallergology and Cystic Fibrosis, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Expert Rev Clin Immunol 10:677-86. 2014
    ..We reviewed the protocols performed in the last 15 years, to underline the most important issues in this kind of food immunotherapy, and the rates of tolerance or desensitization induction...
  26. doi request reprint Opening interrupter technique in pre-school children with chronic respiratory diseases: a perspective case-control study in the diagnosis of airway hyperesponsiveness
    Giovanna Vitaliti
    Operative Unit of Pediatric Pneumology, Allergology and Cystic Fibrosis, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Asthma 50:1045-8. 2013
    ..The aim of our study was to show the efficacy of the Opening Interrupter Technique in diagnosing the presence of airway obstruction in pre-school children...
  27. doi request reprint Early occurrence of obstructive sleep apnea in infants and children with cystic fibrosis
    Lucia Spicuzza
    Bronchopneumology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 166:1165-9. 2012
    ..To assess the occurrence of sleep-disordered breathing, hypoxemia, and sleep architecture in a cohort of infants and children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and normal or mildly impaired lung function in stable clinical condition...
  28. doi request reprint Probiotics in childhood: allergic illness and respiratory infections
    Michele Miraglia del Giudice
    Department of Pediatrics, F Fede, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Clin Gastroenterol 46:S69-72. 2012
    ..Indeed, probiotics seems to be able to offer protection about common cold and respiratory infections in healthy and hospitalized children...
  29. doi request reprint Isolated liver disease in a patient with a CFTR genotype F508del/12TG-5T and 470MV: A new face of an old disease
    Andrea D Praticò
    Unit of Pediatric Pneumo Allergology and Cystic Fibrosis, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Ann Hepatol 14:933-6. 2015
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  30. doi request reprint Allergen immunotherapy, routes of administration and cytokine networks: an update
    Caterina Cuppari
    Department of Pediatrics, Unit of Pediatric Genetics and Immunology, University of Messina, Italy
    Immunotherapy 6:775-86. 2014
    ..This review focuses on the current knowledge of the mechanisms of immunotherapy in relationship to different routes of administration and also provides a unifying view...
  31. pmc Assessment of coronary artery intimal thickening in patients with a previous diagnosis of Kawasaki disease by using high resolution transthoracic echocardiography: our experience
    Valentina Giacchi
    Pediatric Pneumo Allergology and Cystic Fibrosis Department, Pediatric Cardiology Clinic, AOU Policlinico Vittorio Emanuele, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 14:106. 2014
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  32. doi request reprint Allergic reactions to foods by inhalation in children
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Medical and Pediatric Science, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Allergy Asthma Proc 35:288-94. 2014
    ..Studies are warranted to establish the accuracy of diagnostic tests as well as incidence, prevalence, and natural history of food allergy through inhalation route...
  33. doi request reprint Granuloma annulare as first clinical manifestation of diabetes mellitus in children: a case report
    Lucia Spicuzza
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Italy
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 95:e55-7. 2012
    ..However in childhood this relationship remains unclear. We report the case of an 8-year-old girl, with multiple granuloma annulare as first clinical manifestation of type one diabetes mellitus...
  34. ncbi request reprint Liver transplantation in a child with celiac disease
    Piero Pavone
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 78, 95123 Catania, Italy
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:956-60. 2005
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  35. ncbi request reprint Prolylhydroxylase and procollagen type III in long-term survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL): a biochemical approach to HCV-related liver disease
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Pediatrics and Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia, 78 95123 Catania, Italy
    Med Pediatr Oncol 41:17-20. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess whether the measurement of these proteins could serve to monitor HCV related liver damage in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) patients...
  36. pmc Allergic conjunctivitis: a comprehensive review of the literature
    Mario La Rosa
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Via S, Sofia 78, Catania, 95123, Italy
    Ital J Pediatr 39:18. 2013
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Pediatric sleep apnea: early onset of the 'syndrome'?
    Lucia Spicuzza
    Department of Pediatrics, Bronchopneumology O U, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Sleep Med Rev 13:111-22. 2009
    ..The aim of this review is to outline early systemic complications of obstructive sleep apnea and primary snoring in infants and children...
  38. pmc Gluten Psychosis: Confirmation of a New Clinical Entity
    Elena Lionetti
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Via S Sofia 78, 95124 Catania, Italy
    Nutrients 7:5532-9. 2015
    ..Well-designed prospective studies are needed to establish the real role of gluten as a triggering factor in neuro-psychiatric disorders. ..
  39. doi request reprint IL-6 blockers in systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Patrizia Barone
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Italy
    Immunotherapy 8:79-87. 2016
    ..Its use in children younger than 2 years is being investigated. Further study about its use in sJIA and other type of idiopathic arthritis should be done. ..
  40. pmc Type III pleuropulmonary blastoma in a 7-month-old female baby with impending respiratory failure: a case report
    Agnese Castro
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Med Case Rep 8:221. 2014
    ..Characteristics of type I and type II blastoma allow an earlier diagnosis compared with type III. Here we present a case report of an unusual presentation of type III pleuropulmonary blastoma...
  41. doi request reprint Immunotherapy for food allergies: a myth or a reality?
    Andrea D Praticò
    Unit of Pediatric Pneumoallergology and Cystic Fibrosis, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Immunotherapy 7:147-61. 2015
    ..At present, immunotherapy does not represent the gold standard in the treatment of food allergy, even if it can desensitize patients. ..
  42. ncbi request reprint A missed cystic fibrosis diagnosis in childhood
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Allergy Asthma Proc 26:487-8. 2005
    ..We conclude that because the diagnosis of CF might be missed during childhood, the diagnosis of CF in adults should be considered by practitioners, in subjects with chronic respiratory, gastrointestinal, and hepatic complaints...
  43. doi request reprint Olea sublingual allergoid immunotherapy administered with two different treatment regimens
    Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Pneumology, University, Catania, Italy
    Allergy Asthma Proc 31:e25-9. 2010
    ..05 versus drug therapy). One mild adverse event was observed. The allergoid SLIT was shown to be effective and safe in Olea allergy in particular when a coseasonal regimen was used...
  44. ncbi request reprint Autoimmune hepatitis associated with celiac disease in childhood: report of two cases
    Salvatore Leonardi
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 18:1324-7. 2003
  45. ncbi request reprint Immune dysregulation in atopic dermatitis
    Michele Miraglia del Giudice
    Pediatric Department, II University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Allergy Asthma Proc 27:451-5. 2006
    ..Therapy is based on interventation in the pathophysiology of atopic eczema and elimination of exogenous provocation factors...