Interessamento epatico in corso di febbre bottonosa del Mediterraneo

Translated title of the contribution: Abnormal liver function in Mediterranean spotted fever

Anna Micalizzi, Emanuele La Spada, Sveva Corsale, Angela Arculeo, Monica La Spada, Pasquale Ouartararo, Lydia Giannitrapani, Maurizio Soresi, Mario Affronti, Giuseppe Montalto

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In this study we retrospectively assessed the prevalence of impaired liver function in all 49 patients suffering from Mediterranean Spotted Fever (MSF) consecutively admitted to our department over the last four years. The main parameters of liver function and ultrasound of upper abdomen were performed at entry and at the end of treatment. At admission mean values of transaminases were above the normal limits and significantly higher when compared to mean serum levels at recovery. 55% and 51% of patients had serum values of GOT and GPT, respectively, above the normal limits versus 1% and 2% at the end of treatment. Mean serum values of alkaline phosphatase (AP) were within the normal limits at entry in hospital, but 22 of them had serum values above the normal limits. The same proportion was seen for gamma glutamiltranspeptidase values. Eighteen patients (36.7%) had both transaminases and AP above the normal limits. There were no significant differences among serum values of albumin, bilirubin and gamma globulin before and after therapy. Platelet count, on the contrary, was significantly reduced at admission (p

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)105-110
Number of pages6
JournalInfezioni in Medicina
Volume15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

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Boutonneuse Fever
Liver
Transaminases
Serum
Alkaline Phosphatase
gamma-Globulins
Platelet Count
Bilirubin
Serum Albumin
Abdomen
Reference Values
Therapeutics

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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Micalizzi, A., La Spada, E., Corsale, S., Arculeo, A., La Spada, M., Ouartararo, P., ... Montalto, G. (2007). Interessamento epatico in corso di febbre bottonosa del Mediterraneo. Infezioni in Medicina, 15(2), 105-110.

Interessamento epatico in corso di febbre bottonosa del Mediterraneo. / Micalizzi, Anna; La Spada, Emanuele; Corsale, Sveva; Arculeo, Angela; La Spada, Monica; Ouartararo, Pasquale; Giannitrapani, Lydia; Soresi, Maurizio; Affronti, Mario; Montalto, Giuseppe.

In: Infezioni in Medicina, Vol. 15, No. 2, 06.2007, p. 105-110.

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Micalizzi, A, La Spada, E, Corsale, S, Arculeo, A, La Spada, M, Ouartararo, P, Giannitrapani, L, Soresi, M, Affronti, M & Montalto, G 2007, 'Interessamento epatico in corso di febbre bottonosa del Mediterraneo', Infezioni in Medicina, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 105-110.
Micalizzi A, La Spada E, Corsale S, Arculeo A, La Spada M, Ouartararo P et al. Interessamento epatico in corso di febbre bottonosa del Mediterraneo. Infezioni in Medicina. 2007 Jun;15(2):105-110.
Micalizzi, Anna ; La Spada, Emanuele ; Corsale, Sveva ; Arculeo, Angela ; La Spada, Monica ; Ouartararo, Pasquale ; Giannitrapani, Lydia ; Soresi, Maurizio ; Affronti, Mario ; Montalto, Giuseppe. / Interessamento epatico in corso di febbre bottonosa del Mediterraneo. In: Infezioni in Medicina. 2007 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 105-110.
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