S Veraldi

Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda - Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Lombardy, Italy

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Publications (164)285.48 Total impact

  • D D Raia, M Barbareschi, S Veraldi
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    ABSTRACT: We report a case of severe Citrobacter koseri folliculitis of the face in a boy with acne. A 15-year-old boy affected by acne was admitted because of a rash located on the face. Dermatological examination revealed two large plaques, with numerous pustules, eschars and crusts, located bilaterally and symmetrically on the cheeks. Three bacteriological examinations were positive for C. koseri. The patient was successfully treated with i.m. ceftriaxone. C. koseri is a Gram-negative, aerobic, mobile, nonsporulating bacillus belonging to the Enterobacteriaceae family. It can cause meningitis, central nervous system abscess and sepsis, almost exclusively in infants and immunocompromised hosts. Respiratory tract and urinary infections have been reported in elderly people. Furthermore, rare cases of skin infections have been described.
    Infection 01/2015; · 2.86 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Tungiasis is an infestation caused by the penetration in the skin of the gravid female of the flea Tunga penetrans (T. penetrans). The current epidemiological situation of tungiasis in Eastern Africa is poorly known. We present the results of a cross-sectional study on tungiasis which was carried out in Qameyu (Northern Tanzania).
    The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries 11/2014; 8(11):1456-60. · 1.27 Impact Factor
  • Gianluca Nazzaro, Marco Rovaris, Stefano Veraldi
    JAMA Dermatology 11/2014; 150(11):1204. · 4.30 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this review was to evaluate, by a thorough revision of the literature, the true efficacy of currently available topic and systemic cosmetic acne agents will be suggested.
    Giornale italiano di dermatologia e venereologia: organo ufficiale, Societa italiana di dermatologia e sifilografia 10/2014; · 0.86 Impact Factor
  • Giornale italiano di dermatologia e venereologia: organo ufficiale, Societa italiana di dermatologia e sifilografia 10/2014; 149(5):627-8. · 0.86 Impact Factor
  • Stefano Veraldi, Ermira Cuka, Gianluca Nazzaro
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    ABSTRACT: Background: There is no established therapy of choice for Mycobacterium marinum skin infections; clarithromycin monotherapy was used in some anecdotical cases at changeable daily doses and length. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of pulsed clarithromycin monotherapy. Methods: 29 patients with a clinical diagnosis of sporotrichoid fish tank granuloma were admitted from 2002 to 2013. In 14 patients, the clinical diagnosis was confirmed by history, histopathology and bacteriological examinations. All patients were treated with clarithromycin (500 mg/day for 10 consecutive days/month for 5 months). Results: In 12 out of 14 patients (85.7%) complete clinical remission was recorded. Two patients showed partial remission after 3 months of therapy, but they were lost to follow-up and were therefore not considered evaluable. Conclusion: Our study suggests that pulsed clarithromycin monotherapy is effective and safe in sporotrichoid M. marinum skin infections. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Dermatology 09/2014; · 1.69 Impact Factor
  • Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 07/2014; 39(5):667-8. · 1.23 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Thirty-seven adult Caucasian patients (9 males and 28 females), with erythemato-telangiectatic rosacea accompanied by stinging and burning sensation, were treated with a cream containing 5% potassium azeloyl diglycinate and 1% hydroxypropyl chitosan. All patients were previously treated at other centers with topical azelaic acid and/or metronidazole. The cream was applied twice daily for 12 weeks. Objective of the study was the evaluation of the soothing effect of the cream: stinging and burning sensation were measured by means of a 4-point scale (0=absent; 1=mild; 2=moderate and 3=severe). All patients were clinically evaluated every 4 weeks. Thirty out of 37patients (81.1%) were considered evaluable. Before the beginning of the study, the total score of stinging and burning sensation was 66 (mean: 2.2 points/patient); at the end of the study, it was 37 points (-29) (mean: 1.2 points/patient), with a reduction of 56.1%. No side effects were reported or observed. This study shows that the fixed combination potassium azeloyl diglycinate - hydroxypropyl chitosan is effective in reducing stinging and burning sensation in patients with erythemato-telangiectatic rosacea.
    Journal of Dermatological Treatment 05/2014; · 1.76 Impact Factor
  • Stefano Veraldi, Paolo Pontini, Gianluca Nazzaro
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    Acta Dermato-Venereologica 05/2014;
  • S Veraldi, G Nazzaro, E Cuka
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    ABSTRACT: We report a case of Staphylococcus aureus infection of the feet that appeared after a "fish pedicure" (immersion of the feet in a tank with the fish Garra rufa, that nibbles off dead skin). Clinical picture was characterized by maceration, purulent discharge, scales, crusts, itching and burning sensation. Bacteriological examinations were positive for Staphylococcus aureus. Mycological examinations were negative. The patient was successfully treated with ciprofloxacin. Only one case of skin foot infection after fish pedicure was reported so far. Fish pedicure can be a potentially dangerous procedure in immunocompromised or diabetic patients.
    Infection 04/2014; · 2.86 Impact Factor
  • JAMA dermatology. 04/2014; 150(4):411.
  • Stefano Veraldi, Ermira Cuka, Francesca Gaiani
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    ABSTRACT: Centipedes are arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda. Approximately 3000 species have been described. Centipedes are found more commonly in tropical and subtropical countries. Centipedes possess venomous fangs. The Scolopendra represent the best-known genus of centipede. We describe two cases of severe skin reactions caused by Scolopendra subspinipes bites. Both patients were bitten on the hand. The clinical picture was characterized by severe erythematous edema. In addition, one patient presented with a blister. Both patients complained of severe pain. Laboratory examinations showed leukocytosis and an increase in erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). Complete remission was achieved within two weeks by means of paracetamol and oral prednisone. Western dermatologists should be aware of the possibility of severe skin reactions caused by centipede bites.
    International journal of dermatology 02/2014; · 1.23 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Cordylobia sp. is a fly belonging to the Calliphoridae family. Three species of Cordylobia are known: C. anthropophaga, C. rodhaini and C. ruandae. The C. rodhaini Gedoelst 1909 lives in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially in rain forest areas. Usual hosts are rodents and antelopes. Humans are accidentally infested. Myiasis caused by C. rodhaini has been very rarely reported in the literature. We present three cases of C. rodhaini myiasis acquired in Ethiopia and Uganda.
    The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries 02/2014; 8(2):249-51. · 1.27 Impact Factor
  • S Veraldi, G Nazzaro, F Vaira, E Cuka
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    ABSTRACT: We report two cases of orf (ecthyma contagiosum) acquired during religious practices. In the first patient, a 34-year-old Muslim man from Tunisia, orf occurred on the left hand after the patient had handled lamb meat during the "Feast of Sacrifice." In the second patient, a 57-year-old Jewish man, orf was acquired after the "kosherization" of lamb meat and occurred on a finger of the left hand. As approximately 350,000 Muslims reside in the metropolitan area of Milan (Italy), it is possible that in the next future cases of orf acquired after religious practices will occur more often.
    Infection 02/2014; · 2.86 Impact Factor
  • Fabrizio Vaira, Gianluca Nazzaro, Stefano Veraldi
    JAMA dermatology. 02/2014; 150(2):176.
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    Acta Dermato-Venereologica 12/2013;
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    ABSTRACT: Anthrax of the oral cavity and oropharynx is well known, whereas anthrax of the lips is very rare. We present a case of anthrax of the lower lip in a 57-year-old man. The infection was characterized by a wide, black eschar, surrounded by vesicles, crusts, and erythematous-edematous halo, with submandibular and laterocervical lymphadenopathy. The oral cavity, oropharynx, and tonsils were normal. Laboratory examinations revealed leukocytosis and increased inflammatory markers. Otolaryngologic, gastrointestinal, lung, and neurologic examinations were negative. The patient was successfully treated with oral ciprofloxacin. Although rare, anthrax should be considered in the differential clinical diagnosis in patients returning from areas where this disease is endemic.
    Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology. 10/2013;
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    ABSTRACT: Paederus sp. is a beetle belonging to Staphylinidae family and Coleoptera order. Its distribution is worldwide, especially in hot climates. Over 600 species of Paederus are known, approximately 50 are able to cause an irritant contact dermatitis. When the beetle is accidentally crushed on the skin, it releases pederin, a potent toxin with vesicating action. In Europe, only anecdotical cases of Paederus sp. dermatitis have been reported. Since 1993, we have observed approximately 25 patients with suspected Paederus sp. dermatitis. In 9 the clinical diagnosis was confirmed because Paederus fuscipes were found. The case list includes 6 males and 3 females, ages ranging from 6 to 53 years (mean age: 26.3 years). Six patients presented with one lesion and 3 with 2 lesions. Eyelids (3 patients), shoulders (3), neck (2), cheek (1), breast (1), back (1) and calf (1) were involved. All patients showed erythema, 2 oedema, 2 blisters, 1 vesicles, 1 pustules and 1 crusts. In the patient with pustules, bacteriological examinations were negative. A biopsy was carried out in 4 patients. In the early stages, spongiosis with exocytosis of neutrophils was observed. Vesicles with neutrophils and necrosis of the epidermis were typical of the advanced stage. Oedema of the dermis and a mixed infiltrate, with eosinophils, neutrophils and lymphocytes, in the papillary and upper reticular dermis, were also observed. Direct immunofluorescence was negative in all patients. Paederus sp. should also be considered in temperate climates as a possible aetiological agent in cases of acute dermatitis.
    European journal of dermatology : EJD. 06/2013;
  • Stefano Veraldi
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    ABSTRACT: A 43-year-old male, with intertrigo due to Candida albicans located at the inguinal folds and accompanied by severe pruritus, was treated with topical 1% isoconazole nitrate and 0.1% diflucortolone valerate (2 applications/day for 7 days). An improvement of pruritus was reported 2 days after the beginning of the treatment. Skin lesions improved after 3 days of treatment. Complete remission of both skin lesions and pruritus was observed at day 7. No side effects were observed.
    Mycoses 05/2013; 56(s1). · 1.81 Impact Factor
  • Stefano Veraldi
    Mycoses 05/2013; 56(s1). · 1.81 Impact Factor

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858 Citations
285.48 Total Impact Points


  • 2011–2014
    • Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda - Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
      • Dermatology
      Milano, Lombardy, Italy
  • 1988–2013
    • University of Milan
      • • Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Dermatologic Sciences
      • • Istituto di Scienze Dermatologiche
      Milano, Lombardy, Italy
  • 1993
    • Istituto Nazionale Tumori "Fondazione Pascale"
      Napoli, Campania, Italy