Publications

Baseline and Breakthrough Resistance Mutations in HCV Patients Failing DAAs.
Sci Rep 2017 Nov 22;7(1):16017. Epub 2017 Nov 22.
Molecular Virology Unit, Microbiology and Virology Department, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy.



Frequency of respiratory viruses among patients admitted to 26 Intensive Care Units in seven consecutive winter-spring seasons (2009-2016) in Northern Italy.
J Clin Virol 2017 Jul 8;92:48-51. Epub 2017 May 8.
Molecular Virology Unit, Microbiology and Virology Department, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy; Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy. Electronic address:


Neurological Complications Involving the Central Nervous System After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation During a Period of Evolution in Transplant Modalities: A Cohort Analysis.
Transplantation 2017 Mar;101(3):616-623
1 Transplant Bone Marrow Unit, Department of Hematology Oncology Diseases, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy. 2 Istituto Neurologico Nazionale, IRCCS "C. Mondino", Pavia, Italy. 3 Neuroscience Consortium, University of Pavia, Monza Policlinico and Pavia Mondino, Pavia, Italy; C. Mondino National Neurological Institute, Pavia, Italy. 4 Department of Infectious Diseases, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy. 5 Molecular Virology Unit, Virology and Microbiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy. 6 Department of Hematology Oncology Diseases Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy.

Measles re-emergence in Northern Italy: Pathways of measles virus genotype D8, 2013-2014.
Infect Genet Evol 2017 Mar 15;48:120-126. Epub 2016 Dec 15.
Molecular Virology Unit, Microbiology and Virology Department, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, via Taramelli, 5, 27100 Pavia, Italy; Section of Microbiology, Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia, Viale Brambilla, 74, 27100 Pavia, Italy. Electronic address:



Primary HCMV infection in pregnancy from classic data towards metabolomics: An exploratory analysis.
Clin Chim Acta 2016 Sep 8;460:23-32. Epub 2016 Jun 8.
Molecular Virology Unit, Microbiology and VirologyDepartment, Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy.


Monitoring of human cytomegalovirus DNAemia during primary infection in transmitter and non-transmitter mothers.
J Clin Virol 2016 Sep 11;82:89-93. Epub 2016 Jul 11.
SS Virologia Molecolare, SC Microbiologia e Virologia, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy; Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche, Chirurgiche, Diagnostiche e Pediatriche, Università di Pavia, Pavia, Italy. Electronic address:

Detection of Active Epstein-Barr Virus Infection in Duodenal Mucosa of Patients With Refractory Celiac Disease.
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2016 Aug 24;14(8):1216-20. Epub 2016 Mar 24.
First Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pavia and Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy. Electronic address:

Evaluation of Xpert® Norovirus Assay performance in comparison with real-time RT-PCR in hospitalized adult patients with acute gastroenteritis.
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2016 Aug 7;85(4):426-7. Epub 2016 May 7.
Molecular Virology Unit, Microbiology and Virology Department, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, 27100, Pavia, Italy; Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia, 27100, Pavia, Italy. Electronic address:



Measles in Italy: Co-circulation of B3 variants during 2014.
J Med Virol 2016 Jun 6;88(6):1081-5. Epub 2015 Nov 6.
Department of Infectious Parasitic and Immune-Mediated Diseases, National Reference Laboratory for Measles and Rubella, National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy.



Development and persistence of DAA resistance associated mutations in patients failing HCV treatment.
J Clin Virol 2015 Nov 12;72:114-8. Epub 2015 Sep 12.
Molecular Virology Unit, Microbiology and Virology Department, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, 27100, Pavia, Italy; Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia, 27100, Pavia, Italy. Electronic address:

Approaches for monitoring of non virus-specific and virus-specific T-cell response in solid organ transplantation and their clinical applications.
J Clin Virol 2015 Sep 26;70:109-119. Epub 2015 Jul 26.
Molecular Virology Unit, Microbiology and Virology Department, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Via Taramelli 5, 27100 Pavia, Italy; Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia, Viale Brambilla 74, 27100 Pavia, Italy. Electronic address:

T-lymphocyte subsets in lung transplant recipients: association between nadir CD4 T-cell count and viral infections after transplantation.
J Clin Virol 2015 Aug 17;69:110-6. Epub 2015 Jun 17.
Molecular Virology Unit, Microbiology and Virology Department, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Via Taramelli 5, 27100 Pavia, Italy; Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia, Viale Brambilla 74, 27100 Pavia, Italy. Electronic address:

Persistent rhinovirus infection in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients with impaired cellular immunity.
J Clin Virol 2015 Jun 31;67:38-42. Epub 2015 Mar 31.
Molecular Virology Unit, Microbiology and Virology Department, Pavia, Italy; Section of Microbiology, Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy. Electronic address:

A new real-time reverse transcription-PCR assay for detection of human enterovirus 68 in respiratory samples.
J Clin Microbiol 2015 May 18;53(5):1725-6. Epub 2015 Feb 18.
Molecular Virology Unit, Microbiology and Virology Department, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy Section of Microbiology, Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy


Liver fibrosis, microbial translocation and immune activation markers in HIV and HCV infections and in HIV/HCV co-infection.
Dig Liver Dis 2015 Mar 29;47(3):218-25. Epub 2014 Nov 29.
Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy; Department of Paediatrics, University of Pavia, Italy. Electronic address:

Human cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus infection in inflammatory bowel disease: need for mucosal viral load measurement.
World J Gastroenterol 2015 Feb;21(6):1915-26
Rachele Ciccocioppo, Francesca Racca, Elena Betti, Gino Roberto Corazza, Centre for the Study and Cure of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Clinica Medica I, IRCCS San Matteo Hospital Foundation, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy.

Normalizing ELISPOT responses to T-cell counts: a novel approach for quantification of HCMV-specific CD4(+) and CD8(+) T-cell responses in kidney transplant recipients.
J Clin Virol 2014 Sep 4;61(1):65-73. Epub 2014 Jun 4.
Molecular Virology Unit, Microbiology and Virology Department, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Via Taramelli 5, 27100 Pavia, Italy. Electronic address:

Surveillance and vaccination coverage of measles and rubella in Northern Italy.
Hum Vaccin Immunother 2014 Aug 19;11(1). Epub 2014 Aug 19.
Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health; University of Milan; Milan, Italy; CIRI-IT; Department of Health Sciences; University of Genoa; Genoa, Italy.

FilmArray® respiratory panel performance in respiratory samples from neonatal care units.
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2014 Jun 24;79(2):183-6. Epub 2014 Feb 24.
Molecular Virology Unit, Microbiology and Virology Department, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, 27100, Pavia, Italy. Electronic address:




A novel human enterovirus C (EV-C118) identified in two children hospitalised because of acute otitis media and community-acquired pneumonia in Israel.
J Clin Virol 2013 Feb 12;56(2):159-62. Epub 2012 Nov 12.
Pediatric Clinic 1, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

Full Genome Sequence of a Novel Human Enterovirus C (EV-C118) Isolated from Two Children with Acute Otitis Media and Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Israel.
Genome Announc 2013 Jan 31;1(1). Epub 2013 Jan 31.
Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Pediatric Clinic 1, Università degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.



Performance of genotypic tropism testing on proviral DNA in clinical practice: results from the DIVA study group.
New Microbiol 2012 Jan 10;35(1):17-25. Epub 2012 Jan 10.
Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Rome, Roma, Italy.




Systematic analysis of human oncogenic viruses in colon cancer revealed EBV latency in lymphoid infiltrates.
Infect Agent Cancer 2014 3;9:18. Epub 2014 Jun 3.
Department of Onco-Hematology, Oncology Section, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, V.le Camillo Golgi 19, 27100 Pavia, Italy.

Characteristics and Their Clinical Relevance of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Types and Genotypes Circulating in Northern Italy in Five Consecutive Winter Seasons.
PLoS One 2015 5;10(6):e0129369. Epub 2015 Jun 5.
Pediatric Highly Intensive Care Unit, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

Bocavirus Infection in Otherwise Healthy Children with Respiratory Disease.
PLoS One 2015 12;10(8):e0135640. Epub 2015 Aug 12.
Pediatric Highly Intensive Care Unit, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

Reconstruction of the Evolutionary Dynamics of A(H3N2) Influenza Viruses Circulating in Italy from 2004 to 2012.
PLoS One 2015 2;10(9):e0137099. Epub 2015 Sep 2.
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche "Luigi Sacco", Sezione di Malattie Infettive, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.



Molecular epidemiology of influenza B virus among hospitalized pediatric patients in Northern Italy during the 2015-16 season.
PLoS One 2017 19;12(10):e0185893. Epub 2017 Oct 19.
Pediatric Highly Intensive Care Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico and University of Milan, Milano, Italy.

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