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Vaccine preventable invasive bacterial diseases in Italy: A comparison between the national surveillance system and recorded hospitalizations, 2007-2016.

Vaccine 2019 01 23;37(1):41-48. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Italian National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità, ISS), Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.11.047DOI Listing
January 2019

Neisseria meningitidis Antimicrobial Resistance in Italy, 2006 to 2016.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2018 Sep 27;62(9). Epub 2018 Aug 27.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.00207-18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6125500PMC
September 2018

Public health surveillance of multidrug-resistant clones of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Europe: a genomic survey.

Lancet Infect Dis 2018 07 15;18(7):758-768. Epub 2018 May 15.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Gonorrhoea and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30225-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6010626PMC
July 2018

In the Digital Era, Is Community Outrage a Feasible Proxy Indicator of Emotional Epidemiology? The Case of Meningococcal Disease in Sardinia, Italy.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 07 18;15(7). Epub 2018 Jul 18.

Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Via Padre Manzella 4, 07100 Sassari, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15071512DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6068642PMC
July 2018

Molecular characterization of Neisseria gonorrhoeae on non-cultured specimens from multiple anatomic sites.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2017 Jul-Sep;53(3):213-217

Dipartimento Malattie Infettive, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4415/ANN_17_03_06DOI Listing
June 2018

Pertussis in infants and the resurgence of a vaccine preventable disease: what to do? Commentary.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2017 Apr-Jun;53(2):100-103

Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4415/ANN_17_02_04DOI Listing
April 2018

Diagnostic performance of commercial serological assays measuring Bordetella pertussis IgG antibodies.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2018 Mar 13;90(3):157-162. Epub 2017 Nov 13.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2017.11.006DOI Listing
March 2018

The impact of immunization programs on 10 vaccine preventable diseases in Italy: 1900-2015.

Vaccine 2018 03 7;36(11):1435-1443. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health), Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.01.065DOI Listing
March 2018

[Alert for meningitis in Palermo? Successful strategies to counteract the impact of mass media].

Ig Sanita Pubbl 2017 Sep-Oct;73(5):533-543

Dipartimento di Scienze per la Promozione della Salute e Materno-Infantile "G. D'Alessandro", Università di Palermo, Italia.

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February 2018

Acute flaccid paralysis surveillance in bosnia and herzegovina: Recent isolation of two sabin like type 2 poliovirus.

J Med Virol 2017 09 23;89(9):1678-1681. Epub 2017 May 23.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmv.24827DOI Listing
September 2017

Parents as source of pertussis transmission in hospitalized young infants.

Infection 2017 Apr 10;45(2):171-178. Epub 2016 Sep 10.

Department of Infectious, Parasitic, and Immune-Mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15010-016-0943-6DOI Listing
April 2017

Poliomyelitis: residual hurdles to global eradication. Commentary.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2016 Oct-Dec;52(4):469-471

Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Parassitarie ed Immunomediate, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4415/ANN_16_04_01DOI Listing
April 2017

Genetic Resistance Determinants for Cefixime and Molecular Analysis of Gonococci Isolated in Italy.

Microb Drug Resist 2017 Mar 27;23(2):247-252. Epub 2016 Jun 27.

1 Department of Infectious, Parasitic, and Immune-Mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità , Rome, Italy .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/mdr.2016.0086DOI Listing
March 2017

Does Breastfeeding Protect Young Infants From Pertussis? Case-control Study and Immunologic Evaluation.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 03;36(3):e48-e53

From the *Multifactorial Disease and Complex Phenotype Research Area, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital; †Department of Pediatrics, Bambino Gesù Children Hospital IRCSS; ‡Department of Pediatrics, Sapienza University of Rome; §Immunology Unit, Immunology and Pharmacal Therapy Area, Bambino Gesù Children Hospital IRCSS; and ¶Department of Infectious, Parasitic & Immuno-mediated Disease, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000001418DOI Listing
March 2017

Vaccinations in migrants and refugees: a challenge for European health systems. A systematic review of current scientific evidence.

Pathog Glob Health 2017 Mar 6;111(2):59-68. Epub 2017 Feb 6.

b Department of Infectious Diseases , Istituto Superiore di Sanità , Rome , Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20477724.2017.1281374DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5375618PMC
March 2017

Twenty years of surveillance of Invasive Meningococcal Diseases in Puglia, Italy.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2015 ;51(4):366-70

Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Oncologia Umana, Sezione di Igiene, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4415/ANN_15_04_19DOI Listing
February 2017

Molecular characterization of a collection of Neisseria meningitidis isolates from Croatia, June 2009 to January 2014.

J Med Microbiol 2016 Sep 22;65(9):1013-9. Epub 2016 Jul 22.

2​Department of Infectious, Parasitic & Immuno-mediated Disease, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.000320DOI Listing
September 2016

Imported and Indigenous cases of Invasive Meningocococcal Disease W:P1.5,2:F1-1: ST-11 in migrants' reception centers. Italy, June-November 2014.

Adv Exp Med Biol 2016 ;897:81-3

Department of Sciences for Health Promotion and Mother and Child Care "G. D'Alessandro", University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/5584_2015_5006DOI Listing
August 2016

Typing and surface charges of the variable loop regions of PorB from Neisseria meningitidis.

IUBMB Life 2016 06 9;68(6):488-95. Epub 2016 May 9.

Department of Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/iub.1508DOI Listing
June 2016

Impact of vaccination on meningococcal epidemiology.

Hum Vaccin Immunother 2016 04 29;12(4):1051-5. Epub 2015 Oct 29.

a Department of Infectious, Parasitic & Immuno-mediated Diseases , Istituto Superiore di Sanità , Rome , Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21645515.2015.1108502DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4962961PMC
April 2016

Chlamydia trachomatis genotypes in school adolescents, Italy.

Infection 2015 Dec 5;43(6):739-41. Epub 2015 May 5.

University Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Spedali Civili General Hospital, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15010-015-0787-5DOI Listing
December 2015

Contrasting the anti-vaccine prejudice: a public health perspective. Commentary.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2014 ;50(1):6-9

Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Parassitarie ed Immunomediate, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4415/ANN_14_01_03DOI Listing
April 2015

Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among high-school participants using the Versant CT/GC DNA 1.0 assay (kinetic PCR).

J Med Microbiol 2014 Sep 1;63(Pt 9):1237-9. Epub 2014 Jul 1.

Institute of Microbiology, Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.078444-0DOI Listing
September 2014

Target gene sequencing to define the susceptibility of Neisseria meningitidis to ciprofloxacin.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2013 Apr 28;57(4):1961-4. Epub 2013 Jan 28.

Institut Pasteur, Invasive Bacterial Infections Unit and National Reference Centre for Meningococci, Paris, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02184-12DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3623314PMC
April 2013

Neisseria gonorrhoeae triggers the PGE2/IL-23 pathway and promotes IL-17 production by human memory T cells.

Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat 2012 Oct 20;99(1-2):24-9. Epub 2012 Apr 20.

Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prostaglandins.2012.04.002DOI Listing
October 2012

The use of vaccine antigen characterization, for example by MATS, to guide the introduction of meningococcus B vaccines.

Vaccine 2012 May;30 Suppl 2:B73-7

Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology, National Reference Laboratory for Meningococci, University of Würzburg, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.12.061DOI Listing
May 2012

Molecular characterization of Neisseria meningitidis B:NT:P1.14/162 clonal complex responsible of invasive meningococcal disease in the north of Italy.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2012 Apr 6;72(4):370-2. Epub 2012 Feb 6.

Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.01.003DOI Listing
April 2012

Update on antimicrobial susceptibility and genotype of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated in Italy.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2012 Mar;72(3):288-90

Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-Mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2011.08.014DOI Listing
March 2012

Circulating levels of interleukin-17A and interleukin-23 are increased in patients with gonococcal infection.

FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 2011 Feb 30;61(1):129-32. Epub 2010 Nov 30.

Dipartimento Malattie Infettive Parassitarie e Immunomediate, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-695X.2010.00759.xDOI Listing
February 2011

Emerging resistance in Neisseria meningitidis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Authors:
Paola Stefanelli

Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 2011 Feb;9(2):237-44

Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1586/eri.10.171DOI Listing
February 2011

Neisseria meningitidis rifampicin resistant strains: analysis of protein differentially expressed.

BMC Microbiol 2010 Sep 24;10:246. Epub 2010 Sep 24.

Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2180-10-246DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2955632PMC
September 2010

Trend of ciprofloxacin resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains isolated in Italy and analysis of the molecular determinants.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2010 Aug;67(4):350-4

Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 00161-Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2010.03.001DOI Listing
August 2010

Molecular analysis of two novel Neisseria gonorrhoeae virulent components: the macrophage infectivity potentiator and the outer membrane protein A.

New Microbiol 2010 Apr;33(2):167-70

Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità Rome-Italy.

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April 2010

Serogroup C meningococci in Italy in the era of conjugate menC vaccination.

BMC Infect Dis 2009 Aug 22;9:135. Epub 2009 Aug 22.

Department of Infectious, Parasitic & Immune-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-9-135DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2739211PMC
August 2009

A natural pertactin deficient strain of Bordetella pertussis shows improved entry in human monocyte-derived dendritic cells.

New Microbiol 2009 Apr;32(2):159-66

Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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April 2009

Characterization of invasive serogroup Y meningococci in Italy: prevalence of ST-23 Complex/Cluster A3.

New Microbiol 2008 Oct;31(4):467-72

Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, 299-00161 Rome, Italy.

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October 2008

Molecular analysis of tetracycline-resistant gonococci: rapid detection of resistant genotypes using a real-time PCR assay.

FEMS Microbiol Lett 2008 Sep;286(1):16-23

Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6968.2008.01244.xDOI Listing
September 2008

Molecular characterization of nitrite reductase gene (aniA) and gene product in Neisseria meningitidis isolates: is aniA essential for meningococcal survival?

IUBMB Life 2008 Sep;60(9):629-36

Deptartment of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-mediated diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/iub.95DOI Listing
September 2008

Detection of resistance to rifampicin and decreased susceptibility to penicillin in Neisseria meningitidis by real-time multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2007 Jun 26;58(2):241-4. Epub 2007 Mar 26.

Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-Mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita', 00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S073288930600479
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2006.11.022DOI Listing
June 2007

Disseminated gonococcal infection in an immunocompetent patient caused by an imported Neisseria gonorrhoeae multidrug-resistant strain.

J Clin Microbiol 2006 Oct;44(10):3833-4

Department of Infectious, Parasitic, and Immune-Mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01041-06DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1594784PMC
October 2006

Differential in vitro expression of the brkA gene in Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis clinical isolates.

J Clin Microbiol 2006 Sep;44(9):3397-400

Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-Mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, V. le Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://jcm.asm.org/cgi/doi/10.1128/JCM.00247-06
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00247-06DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1594684PMC
September 2006

Significant gene order and expression differences in Bordetella pertussis despite limited gene content variation.

J Bacteriol 2006 Apr;188(7):2375-82

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, California 94305, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.188.7.2375-2382.2006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1428402PMC
April 2006

Interlaboratory comparison of PCR-based methods for detection of penicillin G susceptibility in Neisseria meningitidis.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2006 Mar;50(3):887-92

Neisseria Unit and French National Reference Center for Meningococci, Institut Pasteur, 28 Rue du Dr Roux, Paris, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.50.3.887-892.2006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1426420PMC
March 2006

Inventory of the proteins in Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B strain MC58.

J Proteome Res 2005 Jul-Aug;4(4):1361-70

Dipartimento di Scienze Biochimiche, Università La Sapienza, Piazzale A. Moro 5, I-00185 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/pr0500511DOI Listing
October 2005

Bordetella pertussis-infected human monocyte-derived dendritic cells undergo maturation and induce Th1 polarization and interleukin-23 expression.

Infect Immun 2005 Mar;73(3):1590-7

Department of Infectious, Parasitic, and Immune-Mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/IAI.73.3.1590-1597.2005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1064915PMC
March 2005

Emergence in Italy of a Neisseria meningitidis clone with decreased susceptibility to penicillin.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2004 Aug;48(8):3103-6

Department of Infectious, Parasitic & Immuno-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita', Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.48.8.3103-3106.2004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC478501PMC
August 2004

First report of capsule replacement among electrophoretic type 37 Neisseria meningitidis strains in Italy.

J Clin Microbiol 2003 Dec;41(12):5783-6

Laboratory of Bacteriology and Medical Mycology, Istituto Superiore di Sanitá, Rome, Italy.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC309013PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/jcm.41.12.5783-5786.2003DOI Listing
December 2003

Prediction of decreased susceptibility to penicillin of Neisseria meningitidis strains by real-time PCR.

J Clin Microbiol 2003 Oct;41(10):4666-70

Laboratory of Bacteriology and Medical Mycology, Istituto Superiore di Sanitá, Rome, Italy.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC254320PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/jcm.41.10.4666-4670.2003DOI Listing
October 2003

Serotype distribution, antibiotic susceptibility, and genetic relatedness of Neisseria meningitidis strains recently isolated in Italy.

Clin Infect Dis 2003 Feb 30;36(4):422-8. Epub 2003 Jan 30.

Laboratory of Bacteriology and Medical Mycology, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/346154DOI Listing
February 2003

Role of immune sera in the in-vitro phagocytosis of Bordetella pertussis strains.

Microb Pathog 2002 Mar;32(3):135-41

Department of Bacteriology and Medical Mycology, Istituto Superiore di Sanitá, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/mpat.2001.0488DOI Listing
March 2002