Publications by authors named "Chiara Azzari"

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Increased incidence of precocious and accelerated puberty in females during and after the Italian lockdown for the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Ital J Pediatr 2020 Nov 4;46(1):165. Epub 2020 Nov 4.

Health Sciences Department, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 24, 50139, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13052-020-00931-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7609833PMC
November 2020

Efficacy and safety of human intravenous immunoglobulin 5% (Ig VENA) in pediatric patients affected by primary immunodeficiency.

Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 2020 Jan-Dec;34:2058738420943006

Section of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology, Department of Health Sciences, Meyer Children's University Hospital, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2058738420943006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7493272PMC
September 2020

Nasal Swab as Preferred Clinical Specimen for COVID-19 Testing in Children.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2020 09;39(9):e267-e270

From the Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence and Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000002812DOI Listing
September 2020

COVID-19 in Pregnant Women and Neonates: A Systematic Review of the Literature with Quality Assessment of the Studies.

Pathogens 2020 Jun 18;9(6). Epub 2020 Jun 18.

Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence,50100 Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/pathogens9060485DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7350364PMC
June 2020

DNA Fragmentation in Viable and Non-Viable Spermatozoa Discriminates Fertile and Subfertile Subjects with Similar Accuracy.

J Clin Med 2020 May 4;9(5). Epub 2020 May 4.

Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Center of Excellence DeNothe, University of Florence, 50139 Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcm9051341DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7290809PMC
May 2020

Early infantile epileptic-dyskinetic encephalopathy due to biallelic mutations.

Neurol Genet 2020 Feb 2;6(1):e387. Epub 2020 Jan 2.

Pediatric Neurology (A.V., T.P., S.C., E. Parrini, D.M., S.V., R.G.), Neurogenetics and Neurobiology Unit and Laboratories, Meyer Children's Hospital, University of Florence; Metabolic and Muscular Unit (E. Procopio), Meyer Children's Hospital, University of Florence; Department of Medical and Surgical Science (A.G.), University of Modena and Reggio Emilia; Pediatric Immunology (G.M., C.A.), Department of Health Sciences, Meyer Children's Hospital, University of Florence; and IRCCS Stella Maris (R.G.), Pisa, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1212/NXG.0000000000000387DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6984131PMC
February 2020

Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Type b Disease in the Post Hexavalent Era: Ten Years of Molecular Surveillance in Tuscany.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2020 04;39(4):294-297

From the Section of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology, Department of Health Sciences.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000002588DOI Listing
April 2020

TREC and KREC in very preterm infants: reference values and effects of maternal and neonatal factors.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2019 Dec 29:1-6. Epub 2019 Dec 29.

Division of Neonatology, Careggi University Hospital of Florence, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2019.1702951DOI Listing
December 2019

Common variable immunodeficiency presenting as sarcoidosis in a 9-year-old child.

Int J Rheum Dis 2020 Mar 19;23(3):448-453. Epub 2019 Dec 19.

Rheumatology Unit, Anna Meyer Children's Hospital, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1756-185X.13775DOI Listing
March 2020

Heart and Lung Transplants from HCV-Infected Donors.

N Engl J Med 2019 09;381(10):988

Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1907009DOI Listing
September 2019

The Diagnosis of Ceftriaxone Hypersensitivity in a Paediatric Population.

Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2019;178(3):272-276. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Paediatrics, Allergy Unit, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000495302DOI Listing
May 2019

Prospective evaluation of lung function in children with parapneumonic empyema.

Pediatr Pulmonol 2019 04 27;54(4):421-427. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Biostatistics and Medical Information Technology, Polytechnics University of Marche, Center of Epidemiology, Ancona, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ppul.24204DOI Listing
April 2019

A misleading case of deficiency of adenosine deaminase 2 (DADA2): the magnifying glass of the scientific knowledge drives the tailored medicine in real life.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2018 Nov-Dec;36(6 Suppl 115):146. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Rheumatology Unit, NEUROFARBA Department, AOU A. Meyer Children's Hospital, Florence, Italy.

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March 2019

Reduced frequency of peripheral CD4+CD45RA+CD31+ cells and autoimmunity phenomena in patients affected by Del22q11 syndrome.

Clin Immunol 2018 03 29;188:81-84. Epub 2017 Dec 29.

Division of Immunology, Section of Pediatrics, Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence and Anna Meyer Children's Hospital, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clim.2017.12.011DOI Listing
March 2018

Impact of Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccination on hospitalization for invasive disease in children fifteen years after its introduction in Italy.

Vaccine 2017 11 5;35(46):6297-6301. Epub 2017 Oct 5.

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, 71122 Foggia, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.09.077DOI Listing
November 2017

Transient Hypothyroidism and Autoimmune Thyroiditis in Children With Chronic Hepatitis C Treated With Pegylated-interferon-α-2b and Ribavirin.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2018 04;37(4):287-291

From the Paediatric and Liver Unit, Meyer Children's University Hospital of Florence, Florence, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, University Hospital of Padova, Padova, Hospital Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo, and University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000001791DOI Listing
April 2018

Role of Streptococcus pneumoniae infection in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in Italy.

Ther Adv Respir Dis 2017 10 31;11(10):403-407. Epub 2017 Aug 31.

Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, Internal Medicine Department, Respiratory Unit and Regional Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, IRCCS Fondazione Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753465817728479DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5933666PMC
October 2017

[Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis in a pediatric patient: case report].

Rev Chil Pediatr 2017 Jun;88(3):393-397

Laboratorio de Inmunodeficiencias Primarias, Centro Jeffrey Modell para Diagnóstico de Inmunodeficiencias Primarias, Centro de Excelencia en Medicina Traslacional, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0370-41062017000300013DOI Listing
June 2017

Newborn screening for PIDs using both TREC and KREC identifies late occurrence of B cells.

Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2017 Aug;28(5):498-500

Pediatric Immunology Division, Department of Pediatrics, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pai.12733DOI Listing
August 2017

Fatal pertussis in infancy, Italy.

J Infect 2017 08 21;75(2):186-189. Epub 2017 Apr 21.

Salesi Children's Hospital Foundation, Ancona, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2017.04.005DOI Listing
August 2017

PCV13 serotype decrease in Italian adolescents and adults in the post-PCV13 era: Herd protection from children or secular trend?

Vaccine 2017 03 10;35(11):1544-1550. Epub 2017 Feb 10.

Division of Immunology, Section of Pediatrics, Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence and Anna Meyer Children's Hospital, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.01.064DOI Listing
March 2017

OL-EDA-ID Syndrome: a Novel Hypomorphic NEMO Mutation Associated with a Severe Clinical Presentation and Transient HLH.

J Clin Immunol 2017 01 12;37(1):7-11. Epub 2016 Nov 12.

Department of Pediatric Immunology, Jeffrey Modell Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies, University of Florence and Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, viale Pieraccini 24, 50139, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10875-016-0350-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5226985PMC
January 2017

The Role of DNA Amplification and Cultural Growth in Complicated Acute Appendicitis.

Pediatr Rep 2016 Sep 19;8(3):6487. Epub 2016 Sep 19.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, University of Florence and Children's University Hospital A. Meyer.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/pr.2016.6487DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5066096PMC
September 2016

Impaired platelet activation in patients with hereditary deficiency of p47.

Br J Haematol 2018 02 10;180(3):454-456. Epub 2016 Oct 10.

Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjh.14347DOI Listing
February 2018

Kinetic of Virologic Response to Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin in Children With Chronic Hepatitis C Predicts the Effect of Treatment.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2016 12;35(12):1300-1303

From the *Paediatric and Liver Unit, Meyer Children's University Hospital of Florence, Firenze, Italy; †Servizio di Epatologia e Nutrizione Pediatrica, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy; ‡Unit of Gastroenterology, Digestive Endoscopy, Hepatology and Care of the Child with Liver Transplantation, Department of Woman and Child Health, University Hospital of Padova, Padova, Italy; §Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Terapia Medica-Sezione Malattie Infettive, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy; ¶Paediatric Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Transplantation, Hospital Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo, Italy; ‖Department of Statistics, Informatics and Applications "G. Parenti," University of Florence, Florence, Italy; and **Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000001325DOI Listing
December 2016

Hepatitis C viraemia after apparent spontaneous clearance in a vertically infected child.

Lancet 2016 May;387(10031):1967-8

Paediatric and Liver Unit, Meyer Children's University Hospital of Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00085-4DOI Listing
May 2016

Anaphylaxis to the amoxicillin skin prick test: utility of the basophil activation test in diagnosis.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2016 Mar 21;116(3):259-60. Epub 2016 Jan 21.

Allergy Unit, Anna Meyer Children's Hospital, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anai.2015.12.020DOI Listing
March 2016

Histopathology of hepatitis C in children, a systematic review: implications for treatment.

Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 2015 22;13(10):1225-35. Epub 2015 Jul 22.

a 1 Paediatric and Liver Unit Meyer Children's University Hospital of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 34, I-50139 Firenze, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1586/14787210.2015.1070668DOI Listing
June 2016

A rare cause of osteomyelitis with a rare genetic mutation: when Mycobacterium doesn't only mean tuberculosis.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2015 Aug;19(8):999-1000

Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Italy; Divison of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5588/ijtld.14.0194DOI Listing
August 2015

Hepatitis C in Children Co-infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2015 Oct;61(4):393-9

*Paediatric and Liver Unit, Meyer Children's University Hospital of Florence †Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MPG.0000000000000895DOI Listing
October 2015

[Universal vaccination against varicella in Italy: the same opportunity for all children].

Ig Sanita Pubbl 2015 Jan-Feb;71(1):115-27

Dipartimento di Biomedicina e Prevenzione, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy.

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March 2016

First Human Case of Meningitis and Sepsis in a Child Caused by Actinobacillus suis or Actinobacillus equuli.

J Clin Microbiol 2015 Jun 15;53(6):1990-2. Epub 2015 Apr 15.

Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00339-15DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4432038PMC
June 2015

Investigation on the Origin of Sperm DNA Fragmentation: Role of Apoptosis, Immaturity and Oxidative Stress.

Mol Med 2015 Jan 30;21:109-22. Epub 2015 Jan 30.

Sexual Medicine and Andrology Unit, Department of Experimental and Biomedical Sciences, Center of Excellence DeNothe, University of Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2119/molmed.2014.00158DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4461587PMC
January 2015

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in 2 patients with underlying IFN-γ receptor deficiency.

J Allergy Clin Immunol 2015 Jun 13;135(6):1638-41. Epub 2015 Jan 13.

Centre for Infectious Medicine, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden; Broegelmann Research Laboratory, Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Bergen, Norway. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2014.11.030DOI Listing
June 2015

Pertussis.

Hum Vaccin Immunother 2015 1;11(1):108-17. Epub 2014 Nov 1.

a Department of Medical Sciences; University of Ferrara; Ferrara, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/hv.34364DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4514233PMC
December 2015

Polymorphisms in the IFNL3/IL28B gene and hepatitis C: from adults to children.

World J Gastroenterol 2014 Jul;20(28):9245-52

Giuseppe Indolfi, Massimo Resti, Paediatric and Liver Unit, Meyer Children's University Hospital of Florence, I-50139 Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9245DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4110554PMC
July 2014

Interferon-gamma release assay sensitivity in children younger than 5 years is insufficient to replace the use of tuberculin skin test in western countries.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2014 Dec;33(12):1291-3

From the *Department of Health Sciences, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, and †Immunology Unit and Laboratory, Meyer Children's University Hospital of Florence, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000000432DOI Listing
December 2014

Interleukin 28B rs12979860 single-nucleotide polymorphism predicts spontaneous clearance of hepatitis C virus in children.

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2014 May;58(5):666-8

*Pediatric and Liver Unit †Immunology Unit and Laboratory at Meyer Children's University Hospital of Florence ‡Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases Unit, University of Turin, Regina Margherita Children's Hospital, Turin §Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MPG.0000000000000275DOI Listing
May 2014

Pneumococcal vaccination in Europe: schedule adherence.

Clin Ther 2014 May 18;36(5):802-12.e1. Epub 2014 Apr 18.

Department of Pediatrics, University of Thessaly, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, General University Hospital of Larissa, Biopolis, Larissa, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinthera.2014.03.001DOI Listing
May 2014

Evolving role of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in clinical practice.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2014 Aug;33(8):858-64

From the *Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Meyer Children's University-Hospital, Viale Pieraccini 24, Firenze, Italy; †Pediatric Department, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and Vaccine Research Unit, Healthcare Research Institute of Santiago, Spain; ‡Medical Department Group and Scientific Affairs, Pfizer Vaccines, Paris, France; and §Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000000328DOI Listing
August 2014

Pneumococcal serotype distribution in 1315 nasopharyngeal swabs from a highly vaccinated cohort of Italian children as detected by RT-PCR.

Vaccine 2014 Mar 28;32(12):1375-81. Epub 2014 Jan 28.

Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Meyer Children's University-Hospital, Viale Pieraccini 24, Firenze, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.01.023DOI Listing
March 2014

Hepatitis: Immunoregulation in pregnancy and perinatal transmission of HCV.

Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2014 Jan 3;11(1):6-7. Epub 2013 Dec 3.

Paediatric and Liver Unit, Meyer Children's University Hospital of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 34, I-50139 Firenze, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrgastro.2013.230DOI Listing
January 2014

Distribution of invasive meningococcal B disease in Italian pediatric population: implications for vaccination timing.

Vaccine 2014 Feb 8;32(10):1187-91. Epub 2013 Oct 8.

Pediatric Section, Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence and Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.09.055DOI Listing
February 2014

The inclusion of ADA-SCID in expanded newborn screening by tandem mass spectrometry.

J Pharm Biomed Anal 2014 Jan 8;88:201-6. Epub 2013 Sep 8.

Newborn Screening, Biochemistry and Pharmacology Laboratories, Clinic of Pediatric Neurology, Meyer University Children's Hospital, Florence, Italy; Department of Neurosciences, Psychology, Pharmacology and Child Health, University of Florence, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpba.2013.08.044DOI Listing
January 2014

Perinatal transmission of hepatitis C virus.

J Pediatr 2013 Dec 3;163(6):1549-1552.e1. Epub 2013 Aug 3.

Pediatric and Liver Unit, Meyer Children's University Hospital of Florence, Florence, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.06.077DOI Listing
December 2013

Impact on disease incidence of a routine universal and catch-up vaccination strategy against Neisseria meningitidis C in Tuscany, Italy.

Vaccine 2012 Oct 23;30(45):6396-401. Epub 2012 Aug 23.

Department of Public Health, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni, 48, 50134 Florence, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.08.019DOI Listing
October 2012