A. Benabdellah

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The presumptive cases of Mediterranean spotted fever have been identified in 1993 and since that time, its frequency has steadily increased. The prospective study, in summer 2004, was conducted in order to present the descriptive clinic and epidemiology, to identify more severe forms, the presence of the multiple eschars, and different rickettsial strains(More)
1. Wittkop L, Gunthard HF, de Wolf F, Dunn D, Cozzi-Lepri A, de Luca A, et al. Effect of transmitted drug resistance on virological and immunological response to initial combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV (EuroCoord-CHAIN joint project): a European multicohort study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2011;11:363–71. doi:10.1016/S14733099(11)70032-9 2. Schuurman R,(More)
Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) is a potentially life-threatening zoonosis caused by Rickettsia conorii and transmitted by the brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus [1]. Although MSF is one of the oldest recognised rickettsioses, there have been few reports about this rickettsiosis in North Africa [1,2]. The present work on MSF cases occurring in(More)
INTRODUCTION Mediterranean-spotted fever (MSF) is endemic in the Mediterranean basin. The aim of our study is to describe clinical and laboratory characteristics of MSF in Algeria. METHODS Retrospective study of 34 children suffering from MSF hospitalized from 2002 to 2005. Diagnosis and outcome data were abstracted from patient medical reports. The(More)
Motor complications after herpes zoster are not uncommon. There have been reports of muscular paralysis following herpes zoster. The association between diaphragmatic paralysis and zoster was first reported in 1949 by Halpern. The case presented below showed diaphragmatic involvement following herpes zoster in a HIV-tuberculosis coinfected patient.
Urinary tuberculosis is frequent in Algeria. The discovery of the disease become difficult when one of the three criterium of the diagnostic does not allow a diagnosis of certitude. The authors reported the case of a 44 years-old patient admitted to hospital for tuberculous meningitis recovery from left nephrectomy for urinary lithiasis. The histology does(More)
Acute anterior poliomyelitis is now uncommon in Algeria. Perusal of data from the health ministry shows no cases reported between 1990 and 1993. Since 1994 the incidence has increased slightly to 0.03 per 100,000 inhabitants in 1999. This report describes a case of acute anterior poliomyelitis due to type 2 poliovirus observed in 1996 in a six-year-old boy(More)
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