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PURPOSE Malignant pertussis is a rare life-threatening illness characterized by severe respiratory failure, severe leukocytosis, and pulmonary hypertension. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of malignant pertussis in infants admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for severe acute respiratory failure associated with severe(More)
Dislocation of the talus is a rare and serious injury. The functional prognosis is poor due to osteonecrosis of the talus which develops in the majority of cases. We report a case of anterolateral dislocation-enucleation of the right talus (Cauchoix type II) in a 26-Year-old work accident victim. Dislocation was caused by an indirect mechanism. Emergency(More)
Cystic lymphangioma is a rare tumour (6% of benign tumours in children), frequently situated in the cervical or axillary region and exceptionally intraabdominal. It arises due to a congenital defect in the connection of the primary lymphatic channels with the central collecting system. It presents clinically either in the form of a pseudo-appendix or(More)
Household members of surgical cases of hydatidosis were screened for the disease in two high-risk districts in Central Tunisia. Seventy-four index cases were identified from the 1980-1984 surgical records of Sousse University Hospital. Household members over five years of age were tested by ELISA, and if positive by counterelectrophoresis (CEP) for(More)
The mean annual surgical incidence rates (MASIR) of hydatidosis were measured for the 1982-1985 period in central Tunisia in order to investigate the natural history of human hydatidosis and provide baseline data for the evaluation of future prevention campaigns. 986 cases were identified from surgical records of regional hospitals to which cases from(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors had for aim to describe the epidemiology of nosocomial bacterial infections in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care unit of the Tunis children's hospital. DESIGN A prospective surveillance study was made from January 2004 to December 2004. All patients remaining in the intensive care unit for more than 48 h were included. CDC(More)
The authors report a series of 14 cases of cerebral hydatid cysts. This is a rare site (1.5% of all sites) which usually presents in the form of intracranial hypertension, sometimes associated with localizing signs, the diagnosis is no longer a problem since the development of computed tomography. Treatment is exclusively surgical and the prognosis depends(More)
A population-based echotomographic (ECT) and serological survey of hydatidosis was carried out in a high risk community located in Central Tunisia. 1434 subjects over 5 years of age (93.3% of the population in this age range) underwent an abdominal echotomography (ECT) and a serological test (ELISA with confirmation by counterelectrophoresis). The ECT(More)