Agathe Sénéchal

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Actinomycosis is a rare chronic disease caused by Actinomyces spp., anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria that normally colonize the human mouth and digestive and genital tracts. Physicians must be aware of typical clinical presentations (such as cervicofacial actinomycosis following dental focus of infection, pelvic actinomycosis in women with an intrauterine(More)
INTRODUCTION Diagnosis of peritoneal tuberculosis (pTB) is difficult, even in developed countries, where data are lacking. The aim of the present study was to describe the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and bacterial epidemiology of pTB in France over a 10-year period. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted on pTB in two university hospitals in(More)
Pulmonary histoplasmosis is a rare disease in France, where all cases are imported. Diagnosis is difficult in nonendemic areas, often based on travel history and observation of epidemic in a group. We report three cases of pulmonary histoplasmosis that occurred in a group of 12 French cavers traveling to Cuba.
Multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) is an emerging concern in communities with a low TB prevalence and a high standard of public health. Twenty-three consecutive adult MDR TB patients who were treated at our institution between 2007 and 2013 were reviewed for demographic characteristics and anti-TB treatment management, which included surgical(More)
Author affiliations: Hospices Civils de Lyon, International Center for Research in Infectiology, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, INSERM U1111, Lyon, France (F. Valour, T. Perpoint, A. Sénéchal, T. Ferry, C. Chidiac, F. Ader); Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital, INSERM, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France (J. Bustamante); St. Giles Laboratory of Human(More)
We report the clinical and biochemical studies of a patient initially diagnosed with β-thalassemia intermedia (β-TI), which, with age, has progressed to a severe transfusion-dependent form. The patient is a compound heterozygote for the -30 (T>A) β(+)-thalassemia (β(+)-thal) mutation and the rare δ(0)β(+)-Senegalese deletion. Many complications are reported(More)
Lung transplantation (LT) is now considered as an excellent treatment option for selected patients with end-stage pulmonary diseases, such as COPD, cystic fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary arterial hypertension. The 2 goals of LT are to provide a survival benefit and to improve quality of life. The 3-step decision process leading to LT(More)
Linezolid (LNZ), a group 5 antituberculous drug (unclear efficacy), was used in the starter regimens of 23 adults with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. The LNZ-containing regimens were effective in achieving culture conversions and relapse-free outcomes. The most frequent LNZ-related side effect was neuropathy. We propose that LNZ should be reclassified(More)