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Leech infestation occurs after swimming or ingestion of freshwater, especially in rural areas. Symptoms are different depending on the binding site of the leech. At the nasopharynx, it is mainly responsible for epistaxis. We report a case of an unknown pharyngeal location of a leech in a three year-old girl responsible for melena and leading to a severe… (More)
The traumatic asphyxia or Perthes' syndrome is a condition characterized by a classic triad involving head and neck cyanosis, subconjonctival bleeding, and petechiae. The pathophysiology of traumatic asphyxia is different in children compared to adults, because of the greater elasticity of the thorax in children. The purpose of this paper is to describe… (More)
The snakebite is the most severe form of envenomation. The aim of this retrospective study was to describe the epidemiological, diagnostic, therapeutic and evolutionary snakebites in Children in paediatric intensive care unit of the children's hospital of Rabat. The criteria of severity were studied in four grades : grade 0 (traces of hooks at the bite, no… (More)
Actinomycosis is a rare bacterial infection. It has a pseudotumoral appearance when localized to the lungs or mediastinum. The diagnosis is often delayed because clinical presentation is nonspecific, bacteriologic diagnosis is difficult, and culture growth is slow. The diagnosis is mainly based upon histologic identification of actinomycotic sulfur… (More)
Posttraumatic aneurysms of the axillary artery are extremely scarce. In pediatrics, no similar case has been described. Injuries of axillary artery are often associated with ischemic complications, whereas the bleeding risks are not well documented. We report the case of a 5-year-old boy who was admitted with a scapular pulsatile lump 2 weeks after a… (More)
Ingestion of a foreign body is usually accidental in children. Respiratory symptoms, often favored by the persistence of the foreign body in the esophagus, can be revealing, but rarely respiratory distress as a method telling. We report a case of unrecognized esophageal foreign body revealed by respiratory distress.
Introduction: les accidents domestiques de l'enfant représentent un vrai problème de santé publique dans les pays industrialisés. Au Maroc, la
Renal failure is a rare complication of tetanus in children. It occurs following poorly controlled muscle spasms and rigidity. We describe a severe case of tetanus complicated with rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure in a child.