- Mother-to-infant transmission of hepatitis C virusM Resti
III Paediatric Clinic, Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Meyer Hospital, Italy
Ital J Gastroenterol Hepatol 31:489-93. 1999..Progression to chronicity occurs in the majority of perinatally infected children, although hepatitis C virus associated liver disease is usually mild throughout infancy and childhood...
- Maternal drug use is a preeminent risk factor for mother-to-child hepatitis C virus transmission: results from a multicenter study of 1372 mother-infant pairsMassimo Resti
Pediatric Clinic III, University of Florence and Pediatric Hospital A Meyer, Via Luca Giordano 13, I 50132 Florence, Italy
J Infect Dis 185:567-72. 2002..51; 95% CI, 1.19-1.92; P =.0006), but no association was found with HIV-1 coinfection (AOR, 0.98; 95% CI, 0.73-1.33; P =.93). IDU, but not HIV-1 coinfection, seems to be a preeminent risk factor for vertical HCV transmission...
- TT virus infection in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infected mothers and their infantsM De Martino
Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
J Med Virol 61:347-51. 2000..TTV infection in HIV 1 infected women is prevalently related to intravenous drug user. The findings suggest that infants may acquire TTV at birth. Infection may persist without evident liver disease...
- Vertical hepatitis C virus transmission is not related to mother-child class-1 HLA concordanceC Azzari
Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Anna Meyer Children s Hospital, Florence, Italy
Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 20:827-31. 2007..30) and when only A and B alleles were evaluated (p=0.59). Mother-infant HLA concordance does not affect HCV vertical transmission...
- Lack of transmission of TT virus through immunoglobulinsC Azzari
Pediatric Clinic III, University of Florence, and the A Meyer Pediatric Hospital, Florence, Italy
Transfusion 41:1505-8. 2001..Viral DNA was demonstrated in commercial preparations of FVIII and F IX, but very few data have been reported on immunoglobulins. The risk of TTV infection associated with intramuscular or IV immunoglobulin administration is unclear...
- SEN virus co-infection among HCV-RNA-positive mothers, risk of transmission to the offspring and outcome of child infection during a 1-year follow-upM Moriondo
Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Italy and Paediatric Hospital Anna Meyer, Florence, Italy
J Viral Hepat 14:355-9. 2007..Persistence of SENV infection was demonstrated in 100% of infected children after 1-year follow-up, but none had clinical evidence of liver disease...
- Guidelines for the screening and follow-up of infants born to anti-HCV positive mothersM Resti
Department of Pediatrics, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Dig Liver Dis 35:453-7. 2003....
- Macrophage activation syndrome in a child affected by malaria: the choice of steroidS Trapani
Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Anna Meyer Children s University Hospital, Florence, Italy
Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 26:535-9. 2013..Clinicians should be aware of this syndrome when malaria does not respond to conventional therapy, since early diagnosis and prompt treatment may dramatically reduce the mortality associated with this condition...
- Acute febrile cholestasis as an inaugural manifestation of Kawasaki's diseaseF Falcini
Rheumatology Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Clin Exp Rheumatol 18:779-80. 2000..We conclude that this syndrome should be suspected in any child with febrile cholestasis of unknown origin, in order that coronary involvement may be prevented by the administration of IVGG...