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Maria Stella Graziani

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ISSN print: 0393 – 0564
ISSN digital: 0392- 7091

BC: Articoli scritti da M. R. Cavallo

Astenia e urine intensamente colorate: una associazione da indagare attentamente
Asthenia and extremely colored urine: an association to be investigated carefully
<p>Autoimmune hemolyticanemia (AIHA) is a relatively rare disease where red blood cells are selectively destroyed by auto-antibodies. Ingeneral, direct antiglobulin test (DAT) is the test used for confirmation even if there are other markers to guide thedifferential diagnosis and to evaluate the degree of hemolysis. We present a case of severe warm-type AIHA occurredin a thirty-six year old man with initial symptoms of asthenia and dark urine. The case shows how specialists inlaboratory medicine can play a fundamental role in the diagnostic process through an appropriate use of the tests,speeding up the management of the patient, improving thus the prognosis.</p>
Biochimica Clinica ; 43(2) e009-e011
Casi Clinici - Case Report
L’utilità della revisione microscopica nella diagnostica della malaria: un’infezione sub-microscopica da Plasmodium falciparum
The usefulness of microscopic review in the diagnosis of malaria: a sub-microscopic infection by Plasmodium falciparum
<p>Malaria is a major global health problem. The clinical diagnosis must be confirmed by laboratory tests. However, the research of malarial plasmodia is performed only in case of clinical suspicion, while it should be used with greater awareness given the increase of the migratory phenomena towards Europe in recent years. We present a case of Plasmodium falciparum infection with a parasitemia of 1/1500 red blood cells in a young immigrant from Burkina Faso carrier of a HbC variant hemoglobin without any alterations to the blood count. The case shows how microscopic revision is a fundamental diagnostic element; the detection of a hemoglobin variant made possible to understand the dynamic of the infection in order to be able to assure to the patient the best therapeutic treatment.</p>
Biochimica Clinica ; 42(3) e43-e45
Casi clinici - Case report