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Ebola-negative neonates born to Ebola-infected mothers after monoclonal antibody therapy: a case series.

Maria Paula Ottoni, James D Ricciardone, Adi Nadimpalli, Saschveen Singh, Anne Marie Katsomya, Landry Mavita Pokoso, Roberta Petrucci,

BACKGROUND:Few fetuses survive childbirth when the mother is positive for Ebola virus, with almost all being miscarried or stillborn, or dying shortly after birth. Before 2019, only two infants had been reported surviving past 28 days, of whom one tested positive for Ebola virus and subsequently received experimental therapies. Little ... Read more >>

Lancet Child Adolesc Health (The Lancet. Child & adolescent health)
[2020, 4(12):884-888]

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2017 Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Northern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Justus Nsio, Jimmy Kapetshi, Sheila Makiala, Frederic Raymond, Gaston Tshapenda, Nancy Boucher, Jacques Corbeil, Antoine Okitandjate, Gisele Mbuyi, Musa Kiyele, Vital Mondonge, Marie Jose Kikoo, Michel Van Herp, Philippe Barboza, Roberta Petrucci, Guido Benedetti, Pierre Formenty, Baby Muyembe Muzinga, Oly Ilunga Kalenga, Steve Ahuka, Hugues Fausther-Bovendo, Benoit Kebela Ilunga, Gary P Kobinger, Jean-Jacques T Muyembe,

BACKGROUND:In 2017, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recorded its eighth Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, approximately 3 years after the previous outbreak. METHODS:Suspect cases of EVD were identified on the basis of clinical and epidemiological information. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis or serological testing was used to ... Read more >>

J Infect Dis (The Journal of infectious diseases)
[2020, 221(5):701-706]

Cited: 6 times

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Quantitative Analysis of Gamma Interferon Release Assay Response in Children with Latent and Active Tuberculosis.

Giulia Lombardi, Roberta Petrucci, Ilaria Corsini, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Francesca Visciotti, Filippo Bernardi, Maria Paola Landini, Salvatore Cazzato, Paola Dal Monte,

The use of interferon gamma (IFN-γ) release assays (IGRAs) for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) infection in children is still under debate because of concerns about the immature immune response in children. The aim of this study was to investigate quantitative values of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-IT) test, a ... Read more >>

J Clin Microbiol (Journal of clinical microbiology)
[2018, 56(2):]

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Quantiferon-TB Gold In-Tube Improves Tuberculosis Diagnosis in Children.

Roberta Petrucci, Giulia Lombardi, Ilaria Corsini, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Francesca Visciotti, Filippo Bernardi, Maria Paola Landini, Salvatore Cazzato, Paola Dal Monte,

The diagnostic accuracy of Quantiferon-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-IT) is uncertain in the pediatric population, while tuberculin skin test (TST) is still conventionally used despite its limitations. The aim of this study was to compare the performance of QFT-IT with TST in a large cohort of children screened for tuberculosis (TB) ... Read more >>

Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. (The Pediatric infectious disease journal)
[2017, 36(1):44-49]

Cited: 6 times

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Effect of Artesunate-Amodiaquine on Mortality Related to Ebola Virus Disease.

Etienne Gignoux, Andrew S Azman, Martin de Smet, Philippe Azuma, Moses Massaquoi, Dorian Job, Amanda Tiffany, Roberta Petrucci, Esther Sterk, Julien Potet, Motoi Suzuki, Andreas Kurth, Angela Cannas, Anne Bocquin, Thomas Strecker, Christopher Logue, Thomas Pottage, Constanze Yue, Jean-Clement Cabrol, Micaela Serafini, Iza Ciglenecki,

Malaria treatment is recommended for patients with suspected Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa, whether systeomatically or based on confirmed malaria diagnosis. At the Ebola treatment center in Foya, Lofa County, Liberia, the supply of artemether-lumefantrine, a first-line antimalarial combination drug, ran out for a 12-day period in August ... Read more >>

N Engl J Med (The New England journal of medicine)
[2016, 374(1):23-32]

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Performance of interferon-γ release assay for the diagnosis of active or latent tuberculosis in children in the first 2 years of age: a multicenter study of the Italian Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Silvia Garazzino, Luisa Galli, Elena Chiappini, Michele Pinon, Barbara Maria Bergamini, Salvatore Cazzato, Paola Dal Monte, Icilio Dodi, Laura Lancella, Susanna Esposito, Lorenzo Iughetti, Carlotta Montagnani, Maurizio De Martino, Pier-Angelo Tovo, ,

The diagnosis of latent or active tuberculosis in children is often challenging. Recently, interferon-γ release assays have been licensed, but their diagnostic accuracy in young children remains questionable as frequent false-negative or indeterminate results have been reported.We performed a multicenter, retrospective study in children 0-24 months of age who were ... Read more >>

Pediatr Infect Dis J (The Pediatric infectious disease journal)
[2014, 33(9):e226-31]

Cited: 17 times

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Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia: a paediatric case.

Davide Tassinari, Chiara Di Silverio Carulli, Francesca Visciotti, Roberta Petrucci,

Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) is a rare disorder in children, characterised by respiratory and systemic symptoms, with a generally good prognosis. A 11-year-old asthmatic girl was admitted to our clinic with a 3-month history of progressive cough, dyspnoea, weight loss and asthenia. Peripheral blood eosinophilia, multiple bilateral pulmonary infiltrates to ... Read more >>

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2013, 2013:]

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Infant overweight as early marker of childhood overweight in Brazil.

Anne Jardim-Botelho, Ricardo Queiroz Gurgel, Roberta Petrucci, Claudimary Bispo dos Santos, Adrianne Bispo Pereira, Samara de Oliveira Xavier, Laís Desidério de Souza, Luis Eduardo Cuevas,

OBJECTIVE: To investigate infant overweight and rapid weight gain as predictors of overweight and adiposity in childhood. METHODS: Prospective, longitudinal birth cohort following 153 low-income Brazilian children. Weight, length, middle upper arm circumference (MUAC) and triceps skinfold thickness (TSF) were measured on enrolment and 6-monthly for 18 months. Anthropometric z-scores ... Read more >>

J Trop Pediatr (Journal of tropical pediatrics)
[2014, 60(1):47-52]

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Tuberculosis diagnostics for children in high-burden countries: what is available and what is needed.

Luis E Cuevas, Roberta Petrucci, Soumya Swaminathan,

BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis (TB) is complex and most of the new diagnostics for TB are for adults. AIMS: To review the performance of TB diagnostics and their suitability to its characteristics in young children. METHODS: Expert opinion and review of the literature. MAIN FINDINGS: The lack ... Read more >>

Paediatr Int Child Health (Paediatrics and international child health)
[2012, 32 Suppl 2:S30-7]

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Use of tuberculin skin test, IFN-γ release assays and IFN-γ-induced protein-10 to identify children with TB infection.

Mohammed A Yassin, Roberta Petrucci, Kefyalew T Garie, Greg Harper, Aklilo Teshome, Isabel Arbide, Girum Asnake, Habiba J Ahmed, Tadesse Mammo, Kedir Yesuf, Luis E Cuevas,

Current tests of tuberculosis (TB) infection (tuberculin skin test (TST), interferon (IFN)-γ-release assays (IGRAs) and IFN-γ-induced protein (IP)-10) have limitations and their value when used consecutively to identify infected children has not been explored. This study describes TST, IGRA and IP-10 responses in children in contact with adults with TB, ... Read more >>

Eur. Respir. J. (The European respiratory journal)
[2013, 41(3):644-648]

Cited: 14 times

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Dilated cardiomyopathy due to hypocalcaemic rickets: is it always a reversible condition?

Marianna Fabi, Valentina Gesuete, Roberta Petrucci, Luca Ragni,

Nutritional rickets is still occasionally found in high-income countries, especially in populations at risk, and induced hypocalcaemia is a rare but possible cause of dilated cardiomyopathy. Although rare, physicians need to consider nutritional rickets in the differential diagnosis of hypocalcaemia cardiac failure, especially in high-risk populations such as immigrants. Despite ... Read more >>

Cardiol Young (Cardiology in the young)
[2013, 23(5):769-772]

Cited: 3 times

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Can interferon-gamma or interferon-gamma-induced-protein-10 differentiate tuberculosis infection and disease in children of high endemic areas?

Mohammed Ahmed Yassin, Roberta Petrucci, Kefyalew Taye Garie, Gregory Harper, Isabel Arbide, Melkamsew Aschalew, Yared Merid, Zelalem Kebede, Amin Ahmed Bawazir, Nabil Mohamed Abuamer, Luis Eduardo Cuevas,

Diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis (TB) is difficult in high TB burden settings. Interferon-gamma-induced protein 10 (IP10) has been suggested as a marker of TB infection and disease, but its ability to differentiate the two conditions remains uncertain.To describe Interferon-gamma (INFγ) and IP10 expression in children with TB infection and disease ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2011, 6(9):e23733]

Cited: 17 times

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Interferon gamma, interferon-gamma-induced-protein 10, and tuberculin responses of children at high risk of tuberculosis infection.

Roberta Petrucci, Nabil Abu Amer, Ricardo Queiroz Gurgel, Jeevan B Sherchand, Luiza Doria, Chamala Lama, Pernille Ravn, Morten Ruhwald, Mohammed Yassin, Gregory Harper, Luis Eduardo Cuevas,

BACKGROUND: Children in contact with adults with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) are at risk for infection and disease progression, and chemoprophylaxis may reduce this risk. The identification of infection is based on the tuberculin skin test (TST) and interferon-gamma (INF-gamma) release assays. Other biomarkers such as interferon-gamma-induced-protein 10 (IP-10) may have ... Read more >>

Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. (The Pediatric infectious disease journal)
[2008, 27(12):1073-1077]

Cited: 24 times

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