D Rigante

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Publications

  1. pmc Debate around infection-dependent hemophagocytic syndrome in paediatrics
    Valentina Ansuini
    Pediatric Clinic 1, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione IRCCS Ca Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Via Commenda 9, 20122, Milan, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 13:15. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Kawasaki syndrome and concurrent Coxsackie virus B3 infection
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 32:4037-40. 2012
  3. doi request reprint The fresco of autoinflammatory diseases from the pediatric perspective
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 11:348-56. 2012
  4. pmc Kawasaki syndrome: an intriguing disease with numerous unsolved dilemmas
    Fernanda Falcini
    Department of Biomedicine, Section of Rheumatology, Transition Clinic, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 9:17. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Longstanding epileptic encephalopathy and linear localized scleroderma: two distinct pathologic processes in an adolescent
    Donato Rigante
    Center of Periodic Fevers, Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli no 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 28:925-9. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Correspondence between clinical improvement and proteomic changes of the salivary peptide complex in a child with primary Sjögren syndrome
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 28:801-6. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Exposition to chickenpox of two children with autoinflammatory syndromes under treatment with anakinra
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Center of Periodic Fevers, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 28:793-6. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Serum macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) in the intercritical phase of hereditary periodic fevers and its relationship with the MIF-173G/C polymorphism
    D Rigante
    Department of Paediatric Sciences, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Scand J Rheumatol 36:307-10. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Unilateral cervical mass as a main clue raising the diagnostic suspicion of Kawasaki syndrome
    D Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 28:73-6. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint First report of macrophage activation syndrome in hyperimmunoglobulinemia D with periodic fever syndrome
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 56:658-61. 2007

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Publications49

  1. pmc Debate around infection-dependent hemophagocytic syndrome in paediatrics
    Valentina Ansuini
    Pediatric Clinic 1, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione IRCCS Ca Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Via Commenda 9, 20122, Milan, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 13:15. 2013
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Kawasaki syndrome and concurrent Coxsackie virus B3 infection
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 32:4037-40. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint The fresco of autoinflammatory diseases from the pediatric perspective
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 11:348-56. 2012
    ..The whole fresco of autoinflammatory diseases in pediatrics will be discussed in this review with the aim of establishing both diagnostic clues and treatments for each condition...
  4. pmc Kawasaki syndrome: an intriguing disease with numerous unsolved dilemmas
    Fernanda Falcini
    Department of Biomedicine, Section of Rheumatology, Transition Clinic, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 9:17. 2011
    ..More education is needed for physicians and other professionals about how to recognize the long-term impact of systemic problems related to KS...
  5. doi request reprint Longstanding epileptic encephalopathy and linear localized scleroderma: two distinct pathologic processes in an adolescent
    Donato Rigante
    Center of Periodic Fevers, Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli no 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 28:925-9. 2008
    ..This report suggests that neurological abnormality and extracranial scleroderma might represent two own distinct processes in a same patient...
  6. doi request reprint Correspondence between clinical improvement and proteomic changes of the salivary peptide complex in a child with primary Sjögren syndrome
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 28:801-6. 2008
    ..This observation reveals that clinical and functional changes of the salivary glands driven by non-steroidal antinflammatory drugs might be reflected in different proteomic patterns of the salivary fluid...
  7. doi request reprint Exposition to chickenpox of two children with autoinflammatory syndromes under treatment with anakinra
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Center of Periodic Fevers, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 28:793-6. 2008
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Serum macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) in the intercritical phase of hereditary periodic fevers and its relationship with the MIF-173G/C polymorphism
    D Rigante
    Department of Paediatric Sciences, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Scand J Rheumatol 36:307-10. 2007
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Unilateral cervical mass as a main clue raising the diagnostic suspicion of Kawasaki syndrome
    D Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 28:73-6. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint First report of macrophage activation syndrome in hyperimmunoglobulinemia D with periodic fever syndrome
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 56:658-61. 2007
    ..Bone marrow aspiration showing well-differentiated macrophages phagocytosing hematopoietic elements remains the main tool for a final diagnosis, and cyclosporine is the best strategy for treatment...
  11. doi request reprint Post-inflammatory retinal dystrophy in CINCA syndrome
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Center of Periodic Fevers, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli no 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 30:389-93. 2010
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  12. doi request reprint Incomplete Kawasaki syndrome followed by systemic onset-juvenile idiopathic arthritis mimicking Kawasaki syndrome
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli no 8, Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 30:535-9. 2010
    ..Diagnosis of systemic onset-juvenile idiopathic arthritis was postulated upon the long persistence of fever and inflammatory signs, which subsided only after starting corticosteroid treatment...
  13. doi request reprint Exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis and transient loss of deambulation as outset of partial carnitine palmityl transferase II deficiency
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli no 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 31:805-7. 2011
    ..No evidence of articular or residual muscular damage was appreciated in the short-term. The recurrence of rhabdomyolysis required a muscular biopsy showing a disturbance of fatty acid β-oxidation pathway...
  14. doi request reprint Responsiveness to intravenous immunoglobulins and occurrence of coronary artery abnormalities in a single-center cohort of Italian patients with Kawasaki syndrome
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 30:841-6. 2010
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  15. ncbi request reprint The protean visage of systemic autoinflammatory syndromes: a challenge for inter-professional collaboration
    D Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Catholic Universityof the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 14:1-18. 2010
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  16. doi request reprint Occipital porencephaly in a child with gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J AAPOS 14:462-4. 2010
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report showing an association of porencephaly with gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina...
  17. doi request reprint Long-term response after 6-year treatment with anakinra and onset of focal bone erosion in neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID/CINCA)
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 31:1661-4. 2011
    ..This report must encourage clinicians in a precocious institution of interleukin-1 antagonists to thwart the occurrence of irreversible bone changes...
  18. doi request reprint Autoinflammatory diseases and cardiovascular manifestations
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Ann Med 43:341-6. 2011
    ..Pericardial diseases are the most represented cardiovascular abnormalities, though the role of MEFV and TNFRSF1A in the initiation of heart involvement has not been demonstrated formally and will be discussed herein...
  19. doi request reprint Monogenic autoinflammatory syndromes at a dermatological level
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Arch Dermatol Res 303:375-80. 2011
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  20. ncbi request reprint Large pericardial effusion requiring pericardiocentesis as cardinal sign of macrophage activation syndrome in systemic onset-juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli no 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 27:767-70. 2007
    ..The risk of developing this rare and severe complication should be recognized in various pathological settings of childhood, above all in children displaying systemic signs of juvenile idiopathic arthritis...
  21. ncbi request reprint Hydrocephalus in CINCA syndrome treated with anakinra
    D Rigante
    Centre of Periodic Fevers, Dipartimento di Scienze Pediatriche Medico Chirurgiche e Neuroscienze dello Sviluppo, Catholic University Medical School, Policlinico A Gemelli, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:334-7. 2006
    ..This clinical entity is believed to result from dysregulation of cytokine production. No recommended treatment protocol exists so far for CINCA syndrome...
  22. ncbi request reprint Anti-phospholipid syndrome: clinical spectrum and therapeutical/prophylactic strategies in the pediatric population
    D Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 12:47-53. 2008
    ..APS has a wide variety of clinical signs and serological characteristics. This paper describes the current approaches towards diagnosis, therapeutic modalities and secondary prevention applied to children...
  23. doi request reprint The plodding diagnosis of monogenic autoinflammatory diseases in childhood: from the clinical scenery to laboratory investigation
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 49:783-91. 2011
    ..This review provides a detailed summary of monogenic AID in childhood to help pediatricians correctly recognize these conditions and also highlight recent developments in the laboratory diagnostic work-up...
  24. ncbi request reprint Treatment with anakinra in the hyperimmunoglobulinemia D/periodic fever syndrome
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Center of Periodic Fevers, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 27:97-100. 2006
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  25. ncbi request reprint The clinical spectrum and treatment options of macrophage activation syndrome in the pediatric age
    A Stabile
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Catholic University Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 10:53-9. 2006
    ..In this paper we provide clinical clues and summarize the most recent studies about pathophysiology and management suggestions for macrophage activation syndrome...
  26. ncbi request reprint The pharmacologic basis of treatment with colchicine in children with familial Mediterranean fever
    D Rigante
    Centre of Periodic Fevers, Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 10:173-8. 2006
    ..Gastrointestinal side effects may occur early and are the most frequent manifestations of colchicine toxicity in children, whilst multiple organ failure is very rarely reported as overdosage expression...
  27. ncbi request reprint The multi-face expression of familial Mediterranean fever in the child
    D Rigante
    Centre of Periodic Fevers, Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 10:163-71. 2006
    ..Proper diagnosis of FMF is needed to begin both specific clinical management and treatment based on continuous prophylactic administration of colchicine, preventing flares or at least the onset of amyloidosis...
  28. ncbi request reprint Current recommendations for the pharmacologic therapy in Kawasaki syndrome and management of its cardiovascular complications
    G De Rosa
    Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 11:301-8. 2007
    ..In this review heart complications are discussed and therapeutic options stratified according to both severity of coronary involvement and grading of cardiovascular risk...
  29. ncbi request reprint Focus on juvenile idiopathic arthritis according to the 2001 Edmonton revised classification from the International League of Associations for Rheumatology: an Italian experience
    A Stabile
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 10:229-34. 2006
    ..To classify a cohort of Italian patients categorized as affected with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) according to the revised 2001 Edmonton International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) criteria...
  30. ncbi request reprint Etanercept induces improvement of arthropathy in chronic infantile neurological cutaneous articular (CINCA) syndrome
    G Federico
    Centre of Periodic Fevers, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore Rome, Rome, Italy
    Scand J Rheumatol 32:312-4. 2003
    ..This good response to anti-cytokine treatment supports our hypothesis that TNF-alpha might play an important role in the pathogenesis of CINCA syndrome, which needs to be evaluated and confirmed in further studies...
  31. ncbi request reprint Rheumatic heart disease in children: from clinical assessment to therapeutical management
    G De Rosa
    Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Catholic University Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 10:107-10. 2006
    ..Strategy available for disease control remains mainly secondary prophylaxis with the long-acting penicillin G-benzathine...
  32. doi request reprint Longitudinal study of microvascular involvement by nailfold capillaroscopy in children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura
    Anna Zampetti
    Department of Dermatology, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 28:1101-5. 2009
    ..Video-nailfold capillaroscopy can be a simple tool to evaluate microvascular abnormalities in the acute phase of HSp, and the persistence of oedema could suggest an incomplete disease resolution at a microvascular level...
  33. ncbi request reprint Bone health as a primary target in the pediatric age
    P Caradonna
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 13:117-28. 2009
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  34. ncbi request reprint High reinfection rate of Helicobacter pylori in young type 1 diabetic patients: a three-year follow-up study
    M Candelli
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:1468-72. 2012
    ..pylori) eradication does not affect metabolic control in diabetic patients. The prevalence of H. pylori infection and reinfection rate in adult diabetic patients seems to be higher than in controls...
  35. ncbi request reprint Pharmacological strategies in the idiopatic pulmonary fibrosis of children
    D Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Pediatr 56:161-5. 2004
    ..Cytokine or anti-cytokine therapy and the role of new antifibrotic drugs are still at the experimental stage of definition and will be discussed in the following review...
  36. ncbi request reprint Conversion reaction presenting as a polyradiculonevritis
    D Rigante
    Department of Paediatrics, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Policlinico A Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Acta Paediatr 92:120-2. 2003
    ..To show that conversion reactions should be suspected when symptomatology or instrumental checking does not conform to a precise pathological pattern in its anatomical and physiological keys...
  37. ncbi request reprint Intramedullary epidermoid cyst presenting with abnormal urological manifestations
    P Ferrara
    Department of Paediatrics, Catholic University A Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Spinal Cord 41:645-8. 2003
    ..Report of an epidermoid cyst with intramedullary localization...
  38. ncbi request reprint Secondary skeletal involvement in Sanfilippo syndrome
    D Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    QJM 97:205-9. 2004
    ..Aim: To evaluate bone turnover and bone mineral density (BMD) in MPS type III patients...
  39. ncbi request reprint Urinary excretion of glycosaminoglycans in patients with isolated nocturnal enuresis or combined with diurnal incontinence
    P Ferrara
    Department of Paediatrics, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    BJU Int 86:824-5. 2000
    ..To determine variations in the amount of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) excreted by patients with nocturnal enuresis and/or diurnal incontinence...
  40. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of Lactobacillus GG in maintaining remission of ulcerative colitis
    M A Zocco
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 23:1567-74. 2006
    ..Aminosalicylates are the mainstay of therapy to prevent relapse of quiescent ulcerative colitis. The rationale for using probiotics is based on the evidence implicating intestinal bacteria in the pathogenesis of this disorder...
  41. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic clues in the idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis of children
    D Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Pediatr 56:157-60. 2004
    ..Diagnosis can be obtained by the exclusion of all known causes of fibrosing alveolitis such as neoplasms, toxic treatments, collagen vascular diseases, occupational exposure or granulomatous diseases...
  42. ncbi request reprint Autoinflammatory syndromes behind the scenes of recurrent fevers in children
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Med Sci Monit 15:RA179-87. 2009
    ..This astonishing progress in the awareness and knowledge of autoinflammatory syndromes has anticipated the actual possibilities of medical intervention and rationalized treatment with targeted biologic agents...
  43. ncbi request reprint Amoxicillin-induced nephritis and tubulitis in a child
    Pietro Ferrara
    Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University, A Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Urol Int 71:124-6. 2003
    ..On renal biopsy an interstitial nephritis with tubulitis was identified...
  44. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors of renal involvement or relapsing disease in children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 25:45-8. 2005
    ..In conclusion, persistent rash over a period longer than 1 month seems to represent a significant predictor of renal sequelae and disease relapse in children with HSP...
  45. ncbi request reprint Recombinant interferon gamma lb and low dose steroid in two pediatric cases of nonspecific interstitial pneumonia
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Policlinico A Gemelli, Largo A Gemelli, 8 00168 Rome, Italy
    Mt Sinai J Med 71:139-42. 2004
    ..Our experience with these two young patients suggests that interferon gamma-lb cannot be considered as stabilizing or a curative therapy to control or reverse nonspecific interstitial pneumonia unresponsive to steroids alone...
  46. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori, gastrointestinal symptoms, and metabolic control in young type 1 diabetes mellitus patients
    Marcello Candelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 111:800-3. 2003
    ..Glycosylated hemoglobin A, daily insulin requirement, and duration of illness were established; a questionnaire concerning the presence of dyspeptic symptoms was administered...
  47. ncbi request reprint Penile involvement in Henoch-Schönlein purpura with good prognosis
    Pietro Ferrara
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica S Cuore, A Gemelli Hospital, Campus Bio Medico University, Rome, Italy
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 41:567-9. 2007
    ..The patient also developed an acute occurrence of impairment of the glans, prepuce and penis 4 days after recovery that completely disappeared after a further 2 days, with the cutaneous rash subsiding on discharge from hospital...
  48. ncbi request reprint Cardiac structural involvement in mucopolysaccharidoses
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatrics, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Cardiology 98:18-20. 2002
    ..The most severe changes were registered for MPS types I and II. Complete cardiological investigation should be routinely warranted in every patient inflicted with MPS...
  49. ncbi request reprint IgA nephropathy in an Italian child with familial Mediterranean fever
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Nephrol 20:1642-4. 2005
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