Volume 21, Issue 2, 2013


Clostridium difficile infection in the elderly
Di Bella Stefano, Capone Alessandro, Musso Maria, Giannella Maddalena, Tarasi Agapito, Johnson Emma, Taglietti Fabrizio, Campoli Caterina, Petrosillo Nicola

Original article

Correspondence between hospital admission and the pneumonia severity index (PSI), CURB-65 criteria and comparison of their predictive value in mortality and hospital stay
Varshochi Mojtaba, Kianmehr Parisa, Naghavi-Behzad Mohammad, Bayat-Makoo Zhinous

Assessment of methicillin and clindamycin resistance patterns in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from a tertiary hospital in Turkey
Tekin Alicem, Dal Tuba, Deveci Ozcan, Tekin Recep, Atmaca Selahattin, Dayan Saim

In vitro activity of Eucalyptus smithii and Juniperus communis essential oils against bacterial biofilms and efficacy perspectives of complementary inhalation therapy in chronic and recurrent upper respiratory tract infections
Camporese Alessandro

Prevalence and molecular characteristics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among subjects working on bovine dairy farms
Antoci Eugenio, Pinzone Marilia Rita, Nunnari Giuseppe, Stefani Stefania, Cacopardo Bruno

Case report

Cat-scratch disease presenting as a solitary splenic abscess in an immunocompetent adult: case report and literature review
Anyfantakis Dimitrios, Kastanakis Miltiades, Papadomichelakis Alexandros, Petrakis Georgios, Bobolakis Emmanouil

Early diagnosis of cerebral aspergillosis with various methods: a case report
Sav Hafize, Atalay Mustafa Altay, Demir Gonca, Akif Mehmet, Nedret Ayse

A rare case of reactive pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade subsequent to meningococcal meningitis
Berti Anna, Bregani Enrico Rino, Valcarenghi Caterina

Neonatal osteomyelitis of the talus due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis
Pampinella Diego, Serra Gregorio, Giordano Salvatore, Dones Piera, Di Gangi Maria, Failla Maria Concetta, Corsello Giovanni

Pulmonary tuberculosis mimicking a severe community-acquired pneumonia with rhabdomyolysis
Tedesco Andrea, Guglielmetti Lorenzo, Conti Michela, Cazzadori Angelo, Concia Ercole

The Infections in the History of Medicine

The Thasian epidemic of mumps during the 5th century BC
Tsoucalas Gregory, Laios Kostantinos, Karamanou Marianna, Androutsos George

The infectious diseases experiments conducted on human guinea pigs by Nazis in concentration camps
Sabbatani Sergio

Letters to the editor

Long-term treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma with sorafenib

Twenty years after … Blastocystis
Garavelli Pietro Luigi