Stefano Veraldi

University of Milan, Milano, Lombardy, Italy

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Publications (224)

  • Article · Aug 2016 · Journal of Dermatological Treatment
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    Massimo Milani · Stefano Veraldi · Mauro Barbareschi · [...] · Nevena Skroza
    Full-text Article · Aug 2016
  • Stefano Veraldi · Gianluca Nazzaro · Stefano Ramoni
    Article · Jul 2016 · International Journal of STD & AIDS
  • Stefano Veraldi · Paolo Pontini · Stefano L Serini
    Article · Jun 2016
  • Stefano Veraldi · Gianluca Nazzaro
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Results: In two patients, post-traumatic aetiology was concluded. The modality of infection was not identified for the other patient. One patient was diabetic. All patients recovered with specific antibiotic therapy (ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone and levofloxacin, respectively). Skin ulcers due to S. marcescens are very rare. The three cases presented here add to the limited literature of skin infections caused by S. marcescens.
    Article · Apr 2016
  • F. Vaira · E. Çuka · M. Barbareschi · S. Veraldi
    Article · Apr 2016
  • Martin Schaller · Markus Friedrich · Manuela Papini · [...] · Stefano Veraldi
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Superficial fungal infections affect 20-25% of people worldwide and can cause considerable morbidity, particularly if an inflammatory component is present. As superficial fungal infections can be diverse, the treatment should be tailored to the individual needs of the patient and several factors should be taken into account when deciding on the most appropriate treatment option. These include the type, location and surface area of the infection, patient age, degree of inflammation and underlying comorbidities. Although several meta-analyses have shown that there are no significant differences between the numerous available topical antifungal agents with regard to mycological cure, agents differ in their specific intrinsic properties, which can affect their clinical use. The addition of a corticosteroid to an antifungal agent at the initiation of treatment can attenuate the inflammatory symptoms of the infection and is thought to increase patient compliance, reduce the risk of bacterial superinfection and enhance the efficacy of the antifungal agent. However, incorrect use of antifungal-corticosteroid therapy may be associated with treatment failure and adverse effects. This review summarises available treatment options for superficial fungal infections and provides general treatment recommendations based on the consensus outcomes of an Expert Panel meeting on the topical treatment of superficial mycoses.
    Article · Feb 2016 · Mycoses
  • Stefano Veraldi · Daniele Fanoni · Gianluca Nazzaro
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We report a case of rash caused by crushing of a male of Oryctes nasicornis (Linnaeus 1758) (Coleoptera, “http:// it. wikipedia. org/ wiki/ Scarabaeidae” \o “Scarabaeidae” Scarabaeidae), popularly known as “European rhinoceros beetle”, on the skin of an Italian tourist who developed the reaction during a trip to Turkey. The rash appeared one hour after the crushing of the insect on the skin. The patient was observed one day later, when she returned to Italy. To our knowledge, no similar cases have been reported in the literature.
    Article · Feb 2016 · Journal of Travel Medicine
  • Stefano Veraldi · Mauro Barbareschi · Giuseppe Micali · [...] · Aurora Tedeschi
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Background: Modern therapy of acne is based also on moisturizers, cleansers and sunscreens. However, a few studies have been published on cleansers, and never in Italy. Objective: We decided to carry out an epidemiological study on the knowledge, beliefs and perceptions of acne patients regarding cleansers. Methods: The survey has been carried out in Italy in 2013-2014. A group of patients with acne completed a questionnaire which included 10 questions. Results: One hundred and eighteen dermatologists and 786 evaluable acne patients attended the survey. Approximately 70% of patients use a specific anti-acne cleanser. This cleanser is suggested in 57% of cases by a dermatologist. The patients buy this cleanser at the pharmacy (77% of cases). More than 62% of patients are satisfied about this cleanser. More than 66% of patients use the cleanser twice daily. The length of washing is less than one minute in 48% of patients. More than 66% of patients believe that the cleanser has a therapeutical role. Conclusion: The results of this survey cannot be compared with other studies because of the lack of similar studies about this topic. These results suggest that a sample of Italian acne patients consider cleansers as an important adjuvant treatment in acne.
    Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Dermatological Treatment
  • Stefano Veraldi · Ermira Çuka · Fabrizio Vaira
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is an infestation caused by penetration and migration in the epidermis of larvae of nematodes. Ancylostoma braziliense and Ancylostoma caninum are the species most frequently involved. CLM is characterized by slightly raised and erythematous tracks, very often accompanied by pruritus. CLM can sometimes heal spontaneously; on the other hand, a clinical variety characterized by a very long clinical course has been described. Most used therapies are cryotherapy, topical thiabendazole and oral albendazole and ivermectin.
    Chapter · Jan 2016
  • Stefano Veraldi · Antonio D'Agostino · Paolo Pontini · [...] · Paul Gatt
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Objectives: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) of the lips is rare. This study was conducted to investigate findings in patients with this condition. Methods: From 2007 to date, we observed 10 patients (nine males and one female), with a median age of 45.2 years (range: 8-77 years), with CL of the lips. Results: Six of the 10 patients suffered from nasal polyps, three from bronchial asthma, and one from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Three of the patients with nasal polyps also had asthma. Three patients had none of nasal polyps, asthma, or COPD. In all patients with nasal polyps, diagnosis was confirmed by anterior rhinoscopy and nasal endoscopy. Conclusions: It is possible that, in patients with nasal polyps, asthma, and COPD, the need to breathe through the mouth rather than the nose facilitates the sting by sandflies. Subjects with nasal polyps living in areas endemic for CL should be warned about the risk for being stung by sandflies on the lips, in addition to other uncovered areas.
    Article · Dec 2015 · International journal of dermatology
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    Gaetano Rizzitelli · Elena Guanziroli · Annalisa Moschin · [...] · Stefano Veraldi
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We present a case of onychomycosis caused by Trichosporon mucoides in a man with diabetes. The infection was characterized by a brown-black pigmentation of the nail plates and subungual hyperkeratosis of the first three toes of both feet. Onychogryphosis was also visible at the 3rd left toe. Direct microscopic examinations revealed wide and septate hyphae, and spores. Three cultures on Sabouraud-gentamicin-chloramphenicol 2 agar and chromID candida agar produced in white, creamy and smooth colonies, that were judged as morphologically typical for T. mucoides. Microscopic examinations of the colonies showed artroconidia and blastoconidia. Urease test was positive. Sugar assimilation test on yeast nitrogen base agar showed assimilation of galactitol, sorbitol and arabinitol. Maldi-Tof mass spectometry study confirmed the diagnosis of T. mucoides infection. The patient was treated with topical urea and oral itraconazole. Three months later, a mild improvement was observed. The patient was subsequently lost to follow up.
    Full-text Article · Nov 2015 · International Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Stefano Veraldi · Riccardo Giorgi · Paolo Pontini · [...] · Gianluca Nazzaro
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Tinea imbricata is a chronic superficial mycosis caused by Trichophyton concentricum. It is characterized by widespread, annular, concentric, squamous lesions. Tinea imbricata is endemic in three geographical areas: Southwest Pacific, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America. Tinea imbricata in travelers returning from endemic areas is exceptionally rare. We report a case of tinea imbricata in an Italian child who acquired the infection during a trip to Solomon Islands. Three cultures were positive for T. concentricum. The patient was successfully treated with griseofulvin and terbinafine cream.
    Article · Aug 2015 · Mycopathologia
  • S Veraldi · G Nazzaro
    Article · Jul 2015 · Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
  • Chapter: Erythema
    Giuseppe Micali · Maria Nasca · Stefano Veraldi
    Chapter · Jul 2015
  • Giuseppe Micali · Nella Pulvirenti · Stefano Veraldi
    Chapter · Jul 2015
  • Chapter: Edema
    Stefano Veraldi · Maria Nasca · Giuseppe Micali
    Chapter · Jul 2015
  • S. Veraldi · F. Vaira · G. Nazzaro
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Clopidogrel is an adenosine diphosphate receptor antagonist used for the prevention of vascular events in patients with atherothrombotic diseases manifested by recent myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke or peripheral arterial disease. Diarrhoea, rash and pruritus are rather common side effects of clopidogrel. Other side effects include epistaxis, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcer. Thrombocytopenia is the most common laboratory abnormality. Leucopenia and neutropenia are rare. We report three cases of purpuric herpes zoster in patients in therapy with clopidogrel. To our knowledge, only one case of haemorrhagic herpes zoster has been published in a patient in therapy with this drug. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Article · Jun 2015 · Journal of clinical virology: the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
  • Stefano Veraldi · Michela Brena · Mauro Barbareschi
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease for which a long-lasting therapy, very often with topical drugs, is necessary. Despite the fact that several topical antiacne drugs (in particular, tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin and erythromycin) are used for many years, often on broad skin surfaces and for long periods of time, their potential for contact sensitization is low. Their potential for phototoxic and photoallergic reactions is also low. Much more frequent is irritant contact dermatitis caused by some of these drugs, in particular, retinoids and benzoyl peroxide, for which the short contact therapy has been recently suggested.
    Article · May 2015 · Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
  • Stefano Veraldi · Anna Maria Tortorano · Luisa Lunardon · [...] · Claudia Francia
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Unlabelled: Background. Thus far, the role of fungi in superinfection of chronic leg ulcers has been poorly studied. Many articles are based on either a small number of patients or single cases. Furthermore, the study conclusions are conflicting. Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the percentage of mycotic superinfections and their clinical importance in chronic leg ulcers. Methods: A group of 149 consecutive patients without diabetes was subjected to mycologic examination of the ulcers. Two specimens were obtained from each ulcer. Results: Mycologic examinations were positive in 11 patients (7.4%). Candida albicans was the most frequently isolated species (7 patients), followed by C. parapsilosis (2 patients), C. krusei (1 patient), C. parapsilosis and C. lipolytica (1 patient). Neither dermatophytes nor molds were isolated. No particular features characterized the clinical appearance of ulcers superinfected by fungi, and no clinical improvement of ulcers with mycotic superinfections was observed with oral antimycotic therapy. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, mycologic examinations may be considered unnecessary in patients without diabetes who suffer with chronic leg ulcers. .
    Article · May 2015 · Wounds: a compendium of clinical research and practice