Dr Francesca FIOREDDA

Contact Information

Dott Francesca Fioredda
Unit of Hematology 
Istituito Giannina GAslini
Adress: Largo G Gaslini 5
16147 Genova 

Email: francescafioredda@gaslini.org
Tel:     +391056363528

Current research interests

My main committement is on diagnosis, follow up and management of Neutropenia either Congenital and Acguired 

At the moment I’m particulary interested in two projects

  • To deepen  the genetic background and the immunological  features of patients with acquired neutropenia including    adolescents and  young adults  ( concrete connection with Adult Hematologists)
  • To study the natural history  of SCN patients either treated with G-CSF  or who underwent  HSCT  particular focus  on quality of life    

Clinical Expertise related to EuNet-INNOCHRON

Pediatric Hematology  with expertise in diagnosis and management  of congenital / acquired bone marrow failure  and  “peripheral” immune cytopenia  

Laboratory Epertise related to EuNet-INNOCHRON

  • Morphology of PB and BM
  • BM cultures  of HSCs
  • Flow cytometry of PB and BM.
  • Traditional Sanger PCR for BMF genes
  • NGS  WES.panel enlarged to immunodeficiency/immunodysregulation genes 
  • Anti-neutrophil antibody (indirect test ) GIFT  read with   FLow Cytometry tecnique
  • Telomere length measuremet ( Flow Fish).
  • Inflammatory cytokines levels ( ELISA).  

Recent publications related to Eunet-INNOCHRON

  • Miano M, Cappelli E, Pezzulla A, Venè R, Grossi A, Terranova P, Palmisani E, Maggiore R, Guardo D, Lanza T, Calvillo M, Micalizzi C, Pierri F, Vernarecci C, Beccaria A, Corsolini F, Lanciotti M, Russo G, Ceccherini I, FAS-mediated apoptosis impairment in patients with ALPS/ALPS-like phenotype carrying variants on CASP10 gene. Dufour C, Fioredda F. Br J Haematol. 2019 Nov;187(4):502-508  
  • Farruggia P, Fioredda F, Puccio G, Onofrillo D, Russo G, Barone A, Bonanomi S, Boscarol G, Finocchi A, Ghilardi R, Giordano P, Ladogana S, Lassandro G, Luti L, Lanza T, Mandaglio R, Marra N, Martire B, Mastrodicasa E, Motta M, Notarangelo LD, Pillon M, Porretti L, Serafinelli J, Trizzino A, Tucci F, Veltroni M, Verzegnassi F, Ramenghi U, Dufour C. Idiopathic neutropenia of infancy: Data from the Italian Neutropenia Registry. Am J Hematol. 2019 Feb;94(2):216-222.  
  • Fioredda F, Iacobelli S, Korthof ET, Knol C, van Biezen A, Bresters D, Veys P, Yoshimi A, Fagioli F, Mats B, Zecca M, Faraci M, Miano M, Arcuri L, Maschan M, O'Brien T, Diaz MA, Sevilla J, Smith O, Peffault de Latour R, de la Fuente J, Or R, Van Lint MT, Tolar J, Aljurf M, Fisher A, Skorobogatova EV, Diaz de Heredia C, Risitano A, Dalle JH, Sedláček P, Ghavamzadeh A, Dufour C.Outcome of haematopoietic stem cell transplantation in dyskeratosis congenita. Br J Haematol. 2018 Oct;183(1):110-118.