Amina Gargouri

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Forty nine endophytic bacterial isolates were obtained from knots on olive stems induced by Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. savastanoi (Pss) and from symptomless leaves of olive trees naturally infected with Pss from six orchards from different locations in Tunisia. Populations of all endophytic bacteria were higher in knots (1-14 106 CFU/g) than in leaves (5-21(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Knee flexion contracture due to quadriceps paralysis is a major handicap in poliomyelitis patients. The patient has to stabilize the knee with the ipsilateral hand to achieve weight bearing and the deformed knee precludes use of orthopedic devices. Extension can be achieved with supracondylar femoral osteotomy if the knee flexion(More)
Eight patients presented neurological signs secondary to Brucella infection. The clinical presentation was a meningoencephalitis in three cases, a meningoencephalomyelitis in one case, an epiduritis with spinal cord compression in one case, an acute polyradiculoneuritis in two cases and a chronic polyradiculoneuritis in one case. Acoustic nerve was impaired(More)
Causative genes for childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) are unknown partly because families are small or phenotypically heterogeneous. In five consanguineous Tunisian families with at least two sibs with CAE, 14 patients fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for CAE (Epilepsia 1989; 30:389-399). Linkage analyses or direct sequencing excluded CACNG2, CACNA1A,(More)
AIMS To investigate the genetic diversity of Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. savastanoi strains and to look whether these strains were distributed to geographical location. METHODS AND RESULTS Random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD) was used to discriminate between 58 Tunisian strains and 21 strains from various other countries of P. savastanoi pv.(More)
We describe clinical, electrophysiological and genetic features in 44 patients with Unverricht-Lündborg disease from 19 families living in North African countries (Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco). The mean age of patients was 25.3 years; mean age was at onset 11.3 years. The disease began more frequently with seizures (91 per cent) or myoclonus (80 p. 100)(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of psychiatric disturbance for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is higher than that observed in other chronic health conditions. We report three cases of MS and bipolar disorder and we discuss the possible etiological hypothesis and treatment options. OBSERVATIONS All patients fulfilled the McDonald criteria for MS. Two(More)