Amine Besbes

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Vibrio alginolyticus was isolated from the internal organs of diseased gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) and sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) cultured in two fish farms located on the Tunisian Mediterranean coast, from 2003 to 2005. After phenotypic characterisation, a selection of 34 isolates from gilthead sea bream and sea bass were molecularly typed by(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the survival responses of four strains of Vibrio alginolyticus in seawater under starvation conditions. We used microcosms containing sterilised seawater and incubated at ambient temperature (22-25 degrees C). V. alginolyticus maintained its culturability for at least nine months. Long-term-starved cells showed an(More)
BACKGROUND Hemophagocytosis has already been reported in cases of visceral leishmaniasis and thus may complicate search for diagnosis. CASE REPORT A previously healthy 2 year-old boy was referred for fever and splenomegaly with pancytopenia. An initial diagnosis of kala-azar was refuted because of absence of biological inflammatory syndrome, negativity of(More)
A case of cystinosis in a three and a half-year-old is reported. Suggestive manifestations included severe rickets, small stature, and complex renal tubule dysfunction meeting the criteria for secondary Fanconi syndrome. Diagnosis was established by the discovery of retinal lesions upon ophtalmologic evaluation and, above all, by the finding that(More)
Imerslund-Najman-Grasbeck disease is a rare inherited megaloblastic anaemia secondary to a selective malabsorption of vitamin B12 by ileal enterocytes. The authors report on a 4 year-old tunisian girl who presented as visceral infantile leishmaniasis because of huge splenomegaly and major anaemia. The diagnosis of Imerslund disease was performed on the(More)
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