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Prosthetic joint infection due to Mycobacterium xenopi: a review of the literature with a new case report.

Rodari P, Marocco S, Buonfrate D, Beltrame A, Piubelli C, Orza P, Fittipaldo VA, Bisoffi Z.

Infection. 2019 May 16. doi: 10.1007/s15010-019-01318-1. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


Morbidity Associated with Chronic Strongyloides stercoralis Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Tamarozzi F, Martello E, Giorli G, Fittipaldo A, Staffolani S, Montresor A, Bisoffi Z, Buonfrate D.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Apr 8. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0895. [Epub ahead of print]


Tropheryma whipplei intestinal colonization in Italian and migrant population: a retrospective observational study.

Beltrame A, Ragusa A, Perandin F, Formenti F, Fenollar F, Edouard S, Laroche M, Zavarise G, Doro F, Giorli G, Raoult D, Bisoffi Z.

Future Microbiol. 2019 Mar;14:283-292. doi: 10.2217/fmb-2018-0347. Epub 2019 Mar 11.


Correction to: The diagnosis and treatment of urogenital schistosomiasis in Italy in a retrospective cohort of immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Tilli M, Gobbi F, Rinaldi F, Testa J, Caligaris S, Magro P, Buonfrate D, Degani M, Minervini A, Carini M, Tuccio A, Sforza S, Gulletta M, Castelli F, Agostini S, Parretti F, Richter J, Olliaro P, Bisoffi Z, Bartoloni A, Zammarchi L.

Infection. 2019 Mar 4. doi: 10.1007/s15010-019-01283-9. [Epub ahead of print]


Restaging Pulmonary Schistosomiasis.

Gobbi F, Buonfrate D, Angheben A, Bisoffi Z.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 May;100(5):1049-1051. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0576.


Laboratory Parameters after Treatment for Loa loa and Mansonella perstans: The Experience of a Single Referral Center for Tropical Diseases in a Non-Endemic Area.

Gobbi F, Tamarozzi F, Buonfrate D, Rodari P, Tais S, Bisoffi Z.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Apr;100(4):914-920. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0693.


Prevalence of strongyloidiasis and schistosomiasis among migrants: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Asundi A, Beliavsky A, Liu XJ, Akaberi A, Schwarzer G, Bisoffi Z, Requena-Méndez A, Shrier I, Greenaway C.

Lancet Glob Health. 2019 Feb;7(2):e236-e248. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30490-X. Erratum in: Lancet Glob Health. 2019 Apr;7(4):e419.


Risk of transfusion-transmitted malaria: evaluation of commercial ELISA kits for the detection of anti-Plasmodium antibodies in candidate blood donors.

Mangano VD, Perandin F, Tiberti N, Guerriero M, Migliaccio F, Prato M, Bargagna L, Tais S, Degani M, Verra F, Bisoffi Z, Bruschi F.

Malar J. 2019 Jan 22;18(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2650-0.


The diagnosis and treatment of urogenital schistosomiasis in Italy in a retrospective cohort of immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Tilli M, Gobbi F, Rinaldi F, Testa J, Caligaris S, Magro P, Buonfrate D, Degani M, Minervini A, Carini M, Tuccio A, Sforza S, Gulletta M, Castelli F, Agostini S, Parretti F, Richter J, Olliaro P, Bisoffi Z, Bartoloni A, Zammarchi L.

Infection. 2019 Jan 21. doi: 10.1007/s15010-019-01270-0. [Epub ahead of print] Erratum in: Infection. 2019 Mar 4;:.


Factor H interferes with the adhesion of sickle red cells to vascular endothelium: a novel disease-modulating molecule.

Lombardi E, Matte A, Risitano AM, Ricklin D, Lambris JD, De Zanet D, Jokiranta ST, Martinelli N, Scambi C, Salvagno G, Bisoffi Z, Colato C, Siciliano A, Bortolami O, Mazzuccato M, Zorzi F, De Marco L, De Franceschi L.

Haematologica. 2019 May;104(5):919-928. doi: 10.3324/haematol.2018.198622. Epub 2019 Jan 10.


Blastocystis prevalence and subtypes in autochthonous and immigrant patients in a referral centre for parasitic infections in Italy.

Piubelli C, Soleymanpoor H, Giorli G, Formenti F, Buonfrate D, Bisoffi Z, Perandin F.

PLoS One. 2019 Jan 7;14(1):e0210171. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210171. eCollection 2019.


Effectiveness of Screening and Treatment Approaches for Schistosomiasis and Strongyloidiasis in Newly-Arrived Migrants from Endemic Countries in the EU/EEA: A Systematic Review.

Agbata EN, Morton RL, Bisoffi Z, Bottieau E, Greenaway C, Biggs BA, Montero N, Tran A, Rowbotham N, Arevalo-Rodriguez I, Myran DT, Noori T, Alonso-Coello P, Pottie K, Requena-Méndez A.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Dec 20;16(1). pii: E11. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16010011. Review.


Acute histoplasmosis in immunocompetent travelers: a systematic review of literature.

Staffolani S, Buonfrate D, Angheben A, Gobbi F, Giorli G, Guerriero M, Bisoffi Z, Barchiesi F.

BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Dec 18;18(1):673. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-3476-z.


Ultrasound and intestinal lesions in Schistosoma mansoni infection: A case-control pilot study outside endemic areas.

Tamarozzi F, Buonfrate D, Badona Monteiro G, Richter J, Gobbi FG, Bisoffi Z.

PLoS One. 2018 Dec 18;13(12):e0209333. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209333. eCollection 2018.


A diagnostic study comparing conventional and real-time PCR for Strongyloides stercoralis on urine and on faecal samples.

Formenti F, La Marca G, Perandin F, Pajola B, Romano M, Santucci B, Silva R, Giorli G, Bisoffi Z, Buonfrate D.

Acta Trop. 2019 Feb;190:284-287. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.12.001. Epub 2018 Dec 3.


Efficacy of ivermectin to control Strongyloides stercoralis infection in sheltered dogs.

Paradies P, Buonfrate D, Iatta R, Iarussi F, Giorli G, Palmieri VO, Sasanelli M, Perandin F, Šlapeta J, Capogna A, Otranto D, Bisoffi Z.

Acta Trop. 2019 Feb;190:204-209. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.11.014. Epub 2018 Nov 19.


Improved detection of DNA Schistosoma haematobium from eggs extracted by bead beating in urine.

Pomari E, Perandin F, La Marca G, Bisoffi Z.

Parasitol Res. 2019 Feb;118(2):683-686. doi: 10.1007/s00436-018-6137-7. Epub 2018 Nov 12.


Use of Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction to Differentiate between Pathogenic Entamoeba histolytica and the Nonpathogenic Entamoeba dispar in Ecuador.

Guevara Á, Vicuña Y, Costales D, Vivero S, Anselmi M, Bisoffi Z, Formenti F.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Jan;100(1):81-82. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-1022.


Comparison of different drug regimens for the treatment of loiasis-A TropNet retrospective study.

Gobbi F, Bottieau E, Bouchaud O, Buonfrate D, Salvador F, Rojo-Marcos G, Rodari P, Clerinx J, Treviño B, Herrera-Ávila JP, Neumayr A, Calleri G, Angheben A, Rothe C, Zammarchi L, Guerriero M, Bisoffi Z.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Nov 1;12(11):e0006917. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006917. eCollection 2018 Nov.


A comprehensive analysis of the faecal microbiome and metabolome of Strongyloides stercoralis infected volunteers from a non-endemic area.

Jenkins TP, Formenti F, Castro C, Piubelli C, Perandin F, Buonfrate D, Otranto D, Griffin JL, Krause L, Bisoffi Z, Cantacessi C.

Sci Rep. 2018 Oct 23;8(1):15651. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-33937-3.


Screening for neurocysticercosis in internationally adopted children: yield, cost and performance of serological tests, Italy, 2001 to 2016.

Zammarchi L, Angheben A, Fantoni T, Chiappini E, Mantella A, Galli L, Marchese V, Zavarise G, Bisoffi Z, Bartoloni A.

Euro Surveill. 2018 Oct;23(40). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.40.1700709.


A case of chronic strongyloidiasis diagnosed by histopathological study.

Beltrame A, Bortesi L, Benini M, Bisoffi Z.

Int J Infect Dis. 2018 Dec;77:1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.09.007. Epub 2018 Sep 24. No abstract available.


Tick-borne pathogens in removed ticks Veneto, northeastern Italy: A cross-sectional investigation.

Beltrame A, Laroche M, Degani M, Perandin F, Bisoffi Z, Raoult D, Parola P.

Travel Med Infect Dis. 2018 Nov - Dec;26:58-61. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2018.08.008. Epub 2018 Sep 6.


Preliminary Comparison of an in-House Real-Time PCR with the Automated BD Max Enteric Parasite Panel for the Detection of Giardia intestinalis.

Formenti F, Piubelli C, Narra R, Buonfrate D, Pajola B, Lunghi G, Bisoffi Z, Perandin F.

J Parasitol. 2018 Dec;104(6):702-704. doi: 10.1645/17-149. Epub 2018 Aug 29.


Occurrence, diagnosis and follow-up of canine strongyloidiosis in naturally infected shelter dogs.

Iatta R, Buonfrate D, Paradies P, Cavalera MA, Capogna A, Iarussi F, Šlapeta J, Giorli G, Trerotoli P, Bisoffi Z, Otranto D.

Parasitology. 2019 Feb;146(2):246-252. doi: 10.1017/S0031182018001312. Epub 2018 Jul 30.


Schistosomiasis in immigrants, refugees and travellers in an Italian referral centre for tropical diseases.

Marchese V, Beltrame A, Angheben A, Monteiro GB, Giorli G, Perandin F, Buonfrate D, Bisoffi Z.

Infect Dis Poverty. 2018 Jun 16;7(1):55. doi: 10.1186/s40249-018-0440-5.


Strongyloides stercoralis: the need for accurate information.

Buonfrate D, Gobbi F, Angheben A, Bisoffi Z.

Lancet. 2018 Jun 9;391(10137):2322-2323. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30864-X. No abstract available.


Is Ivermectin Ineffective for Strongyloidiasis?

Buonfrate D, Bisoffi Z.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Aug 16;67(5):810-811. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy177. No abstract available.


Seroprevalence of Taenia solium antibodies in a cohort of Bolivian immigrants in Italy.

Angheben A, Buonfrate D, Zammarchi L, Strohmeyer M, Gobbi F, Degani M, Anselmi M, Marchese V, Bartoloni A, Bisoffi Z.

Acta Trop. 2018 Sep;185:107-109. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.05.005. Epub 2018 May 7.


Extended screening for infectious diseases among newly-arrived asylum seekers from Africa and Asia, Verona province, Italy, April 2014 to June 2015.

Buonfrate D, Gobbi F, Marchese V, Postiglione C, Badona Monteiro G, Giorli G, Napoletano G, Bisoffi Z.

Euro Surveill. 2018 Apr;23(16). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.16.17-00527.


Diagnostic study on an immunochromatographic rapid test for schistosomiasis: comparison between use on serum and on blood spot from fingerprick.

Buonfrate D, Rodari P, Brunelli D, Degani M, Ragusa A, Tais S, Todeschini M, Bisoffi Z.

BMJ Open. 2018 Mar 3;8(3):e019228. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019228.


Accuracy of molecular biology techniques for the diagnosis of Strongyloides stercoralis infection-A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Buonfrate D, Requena-Mendez A, Angheben A, Cinquini M, Cruciani M, Fittipaldo A, Giorli G, Gobbi F, Piubelli C, Bisoffi Z.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Feb 9;12(2):e0006229. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006229. eCollection 2018 Feb. Review.


A systematic review of transfusion-transmitted malaria in non-endemic areas.

Verra F, Angheben A, Martello E, Giorli G, Perandin F, Bisoffi Z.

Malar J. 2018 Jan 16;17(1):36. doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2181-0.


Assessment of Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction for the Detection of Trichostrongylus spp. DNA from Human Fecal Samples.

Perandin F, Pomari E, Bonizzi C, Mistretta M, Formenti F, Bisoffi Z.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Mar;98(3):768-771. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0733. Epub 2018 Jan 4.


Molecular Biology Can Change the Classic Laboratory Approach for Intestinal Protozoan Infections.

Formenti F, Valerio M, Guerriero M, Perandin F, Pajola B, Mistretta M, Tais S, Degani M, Bisoffi Z.

Front Microbiol. 2017 Nov 7;8:2191. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02191. eCollection 2017.


Case Report: Molecular Confirmation of Lobomycosis in an Italian Traveler Acquired in the Amazon Region of Venezuela.

Beltrame A, Danesi P, Farina C, Orza P, Perandin F, Zanardello C, Rodari P, Staffolani S, Bisoffi Z.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Dec;97(6):1757-1760. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0446. Epub 2017 Sep 21.


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay on Bronchoalveolar Lavage: An Alternative Method for Diagnosing Chronic Pulmonary Schistosomiasis?

Gobbi F, Formenti F, Perandin F, Buonfrate D, Angheben A, Paiano S, Bisoffi Z.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Dec;97(6):1808-1809. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0499. Epub 2017 Oct 5.


Accuracy of a Rapid Diagnostic Test (Cypress Chagas Quick Test®) for the Diagnosis of Chronic Chagas Disease in a Nonendemic Area: A Retrospective Longitudinal Study.

Angheben A, Staffolani S, Anselmi M, Tais S, Degani M, Gobbi F, Buonfrate D, Gobbo M, Bisoffi Z.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Nov;97(5):1486-1488. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0205. Epub 2017 Aug 18.


Imported Infections with Mansonella perstans Nematodes, Italy.

Gobbi F, Beltrame A, Buonfrate D, Staffolani S, Degani M, Gobbo M, Angheben A, Marocco S, Bisoffi Z.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Sep;23(9):1539-1542. doi: 10.3201/eid2309.170263.


Febrile rhabdomyolysis of unknown origin in refugees coming from West Africa through the Mediterranean.

Odolini S, Gobbi F, Zammarchi L, Migliore S, Mencarini P, Vecchia M, di Lauria N, Schivazappa S, Sabatini T, Chianura L, Vanino E, Piacentini D, Zanotti P, Bussi A, Bartoloni A, Bisoffi Z, Castelli F.

Int J Infect Dis. 2017 Sep;62:77-80. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2017.07.018. Epub 2017 Jul 26.


Evidence-Based Guidelines for Screening and Management of Strongyloidiasis in Non-Endemic Countries.

Requena-Méndez A, Buonfrate D, Gomez-Junyent J, Zammarchi L, Bisoffi Z, Muñoz J.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Sep;97(3):645-652. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0923. Epub 2017 Jul 27. Review.


Radiotherapy in patients with HIV: current issues and review of the literature.

Alongi F, Giaj-Levra N, Sciascia S, Fozza A, Fersino S, Fiorentino A, Mazzola R, Ricchetti F, Buglione M, Buonfrate D, Roccatello D, Ricardi U, Bisoffi Z.

Lancet Oncol. 2017 Jul;18(7):e379-e393. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(17)30440-0. Review.


Accuracy of parasitological and immunological tests for the screening of human schistosomiasis in immigrants and refugees from African countries: An approach with Latent Class Analysis.

Beltrame A, Guerriero M, Angheben A, Gobbi F, Requena-Mendez A, Zammarchi L, Formenti F, Perandin F, Buonfrate D, Bisoffi Z.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jun 5;11(6):e0005593. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005593. eCollection 2017 Jun.


The hidden epidemic of schistosomiasis in recent African immigrants and asylum seekers to Italy.

Beltrame A, Buonfrate D, Gobbi F, Angheben A, Marchese V, Monteiro GB, Bisoffi Z.

Eur J Epidemiol. 2017 Aug;32(8):733-735. doi: 10.1007/s10654-017-0259-6. Epub 2017 May 30.


Helminths in organ transplantation.

Buonfrate D, Gobbi F, Bisoffi Z.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Jun;17(6):581-582. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30270-0. No abstract available.


Recommendations for infectious disease screening in migrants to Western Europe with inflammatory arthropathies before starting biologic agents. Results from a multidisciplinary task force of four European societies (SIR, SER, SIMET, SEMTSI) facing the largest impact of the flow of migrants today.

Bartalesi F, Scirè C, Requena-Méndez A, Abad MA, Buonfrate D, Caporali R, Conti F, Diaz-Gonzalez F, Fernández-Espartero C, Martinez-Fernandez C, Mascarello M, Generali E, Minisola G, Morrone A, Muñoz J, Richi P, Sakellariou G, Salas Coronas J, Spinicci M, Castelli F, Bartoloni A, Bisoffi Z, Gimenez-Sanchez F, Muñoz-Fernandez S, Matucci-Cerinic M.

Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2017 Sep-Oct;35(5):752-765. Epub 2017 May 8. Review.


Serological and molecular tests for the diagnosis of Strongyloides stercoralis infection in dogs.

Buonfrate D, Paradies P, Iarussi F, Formenti F, Perandin F, Otranto D, Bisoffi Z.

Parasitol Res. 2017 Jul;116(7):2027-2029. doi: 10.1007/s00436-017-5468-0. Epub 2017 May 10.


Magnetic resonance imaging in pure neural leprosy.

Beltrame A, Barabino G, Cicciò C, Badona Monteiro G, Cavalchini A, Carbognin G, Bisoffi Z.

Int J Infect Dis. 2017 Jul;60:42-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2017.04.022. Epub 2017 May 3. No abstract available.


Screening, diagnosis and management of human cysticercosis and Taenia solium taeniasis: technical recommendations by the COHEMI project study group.

Zammarchi L, Bonati M, Strohmeyer M, Albonico M, Requena-Méndez A, Bisoffi Z, Nicoletti A, García HH, Bartoloni A; COHEMI Project Study Group.

Trop Med Int Health. 2017 Jul;22(7):881-894. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12887. Epub 2017 Jun 1.


Pulmonary nodules in African migrants caused by chronic schistosomiasis.

Gobbi F, Buonfrate D, Angheben A, Beltrame A, Bassetti M, Bertolaccini L, Bogina G, Caia S, Duranti S, Gobbo M, Marchese V, Marocco S, Merelli M, Monteiro G, Terzi A, Bisoffi Z.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 May;17(5):e159-e165. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30530-8. Epub 2017 Feb 15. Review.


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