Amel Mebazâa

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BACKGROUND This study was designed to determine the prevalence of main cardiovascular risk factors in the population of Great Tunis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This cross-sectional study included 2483 individuals aged 35 to 70 years dwelling in the Great Tunis region, recruited between March 2004 and June 2005. The sample was weighted using the inverse of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the pattern of infectious agents causing tinea capitis (TC) in adult patients in the center of Tunisia. METHODS From January 1990 to December 2005, we have retrospectively collected all cases of adult TC, confirmed by the mycological examination. RESULTS Sixty patients (18 male, 42 female) with a mean age of 34.5 years were(More)
BACKGROUND A significant association between psoriasis and the metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been frequently reported. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to specify the main factors that determine the MetS in psoriatic Tunisian patients. METHODS A case-control study has included 164 psoriatic patients and 216 controls. RESULTS The prevalence of MetS(More)
AIMS This study aimed to determine the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its association with socio-economic status in the population of Great Tunis. METHODS The study included 2712 subjects (1228 men and 1484 women), aged 35-70 years and living in the Great Tunis region, all of whom were recruited between March 2004 and June 2005. The(More)
The objective was to determine the demographic characteristics, the clinical features, the immuno-histological findings and response to treatment of childhood linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD) in Tunisia. We collected all the cases of auto-immune bullous diseases of childhood, diagnosed from January 1987 to December 2006. Based on clinical, histological,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of the apolipoprotein B Ins/Del signal peptide. Polymorphism on plasma lipid levels in overweight subjects before and after a low-calorie diet. DESIGN Diet intervention study (25% reduction in energy intake during 2.5 months) in relation to genetic factors. SUBJECTS A total of 231 unrelated patients (146 women/85 men)(More)
Apolipoprotein B (apo B) is the major component of LDL, VLDL and chylomicrons. Variations of lipid concentrations in obese people result from obesity, nutritional and genetic factors. Many genetic polymorphisms of the apo B have been described, associated with variation of lipid concentrations. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of VNTR3'(More)
PURPOSE The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of prehypertension (preHTN) and its cardiometabolic profile in Tunisians, and to estimate the risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) according to blood pressure status. PATIENTS AND METHOD This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2004-2005, and used a two-stage cluster sampling method to select(More)
BACKGROUND the erythrodermic psoriasis (EP) is a rare but severe form of psoriasis that may be potentially life-threatening. AIM To study the characteristics of this severe form of psoriasis. METHODS We present a retrospective study, including all cases of EP followed in the dermatology department of the La Rabta hospital of Tunis over a 31-year-period(More)