A. Soucko Diarra

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OBJECTIVES To examine whether the humoural response to malaria vaccine candidate antigens, Plasmodium falciparum [circumsporozoite repetitive sequence (NANP)(5) GLURP fragments (R0 and R2) and MSP3] varies with the level of malaria transmission and to determine whether the antibodies (IgG) present at the beginning of the malaria transmission season protect(More)
FcγRIIa is known to be polymorphic; and certain variants are associated with different susceptibilities to malaria. Studies involving the Fulani ethnic group reported an ethnic difference in FcγRIIa-R131H genotype frequencies between the Fulani and other sympatric groups. No previous studies have addressed these questions in Burkina Faso. This study aimed(More)
OBJECTIVES The main objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of three regimens of malaria prevention during pregnancy for the reduction of anemia between the first and third antenatal consultations. The first treatment arm was the classical weekly chemoprophylaxis with chloroquine; the other two were the intermittent preventive treatment using(More)
Burkina Faso has recently changed the antimalarial drug policy to artesunate/amodiaquine or artemether/lumefantrine as the first-line antimalarial drug and sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine for the intermittent preventive treatment in pregnant woman. Before the implementation of this new strategy we conducted an in vivo efficacy study with chloroquine or(More)
We have examined Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte prevalence, density and their genetic complexity among children of 2 sympatric ethnic groups (Mossi and Fulani) in villages in Burkina Faso. The 2 groups are known to have distinct differences in their susceptibility and immune responses to malaria. We used RT-PCR and sequence-specific probes to detect and(More)
INTRODUCTION Thyroid pathology is frequent in Mali, which is an endemic zone for goiter. But this pathology rarely occurs in children. The purpose of our study was to characterize this illness among children in Mali. METHODS We report on patients aged less than 15-year old who presented with clinical signs and symptoms with hyperthyroidism at the medicine(More)
The determination of risk factors a low to prevent or to delay the apparition of certain diseases. Our study put out in Cardiology A of Hôpital du Point G. gold to determine the main risk factors of ischemic heart diseases between 162 patients. It appears that all classical risk factors (HBP, Diabetes, obesity, tobacco use, sedentary, menopause,(More)
The depression of cellular immunity among diabetic patients exposes them to tuberculosis considered as one of the major diseases of immune-depressive people. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the frequency, gravity, treatment and evolution of pulmonary tuberculosis among our patients affected with diabetes. For that purpose, two descriptive(More)
The clinical presentation of malaria mainly the severe form may be related to Plasmodium falciparum msp-2 (merozoite surface protein 2) specific family To verify this hypothesis, during the high malaria transmission season in 2001; we analyzed the allelic polymorphism of the msp-2 gene of P. falciparum in children under 5 years old with different(More)
We gathered 14 clinical observations of urinary track infections in AIDS patients in Internal Medicine wards from August 1, 1998 to July 31, 1999. Urinary track infection and HIV were both present in 1.75% of 797 hospitalized patients. The specific prevalence was 14.43% among AIDS patients. The sex ratio (female/male) was 1.33. The mean age of patients was(More)