Amina Gargouri

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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)
Hot water epilepsy (HWE) refers to a specific type of reflex epilepsy precipitated by the stimulus of bathing in hot water. Pathogenesis is still unknown and temporal lobe has been thought to take part in the epileptogenesis. HWE can be symptomatic of focal cortical malformation, and few cases were reported. This is the third report of HEW in which a(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)
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)
BACKGROUND Recent studies on date of birth of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients showed an association between month of birth and the risk of developing MS. This association has not been investigated in an African country. OBJECTIVE We aimed to determine if the risk of MS is associated with month of birth in Tunisia. METHODS Data concerning date of birth(More)
CONTEXT Cervical root avulsion secondary to traumatic plexus injury is a rare etiology of superficial siderosis (SS) of the central nervous system (CNS). We describe the case of an isolated progressive compressive myelopathy revealing this complication and discuss the pathogenesis of such a presentation, its clinical and imaging peculiarities with a(More)
BACKGROUND Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is a rare metabolic disorder of heme biosynthesis characterized by enzymatic defect of porphobiligen desaminase with accumulation and increased excretion of porphyrins and their precursors. Clinical picture is characterized by attacks with a triad of abdominal pain, psychiatric disorder and neurological(More)
We present the case of a 63-year-old woman with comorbidity of myasthenia gravis and psychosis. Different diagnostic hypotheses based on a review of the literature are discussed. A protracted history of physical spousal abuse, patient symptoms, and results of different investigations allowed us to conclude that the patient had a form of posttraumatic stress(More)