Asmahen Souissi

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The Van der Woude syndrome is a rare autosomal-dominant condition typically comprising cleft lip or cleft palate and distinctive pits of the lower lips. The degree to which individuals carrying the gene are affected varies widely, even within families. The variable manifestations include lip pits alone, absent teeth, and isolated cleft lip and palate of(More)
INTRODUCTION With progressive aging of populations, geriatric health care has become a major international issue for health authorities. However, little data is available about geriatric skin diseases. The aim of this study is to determine the pattern of skin disorders among elderly patients seen in private and public skin outpatient clinics in Tunis. (More)
AIM Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease of unknown etiology characterized by granulomatous infiltration. As clinical features vary among patients from different ethnic groups and geographic areas, local reports are of great interest. The aim of this study was to make an inventory of the clinical presentation of cutaneous sarcoidosis in Tunisia. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Pemphigus is a severe and life-threatening autoimmune bullous dermatosis. OBJECTIVE We have analysed parameters that may influence prognosis of pemphigus (P). METHODS It was a retrospective study (2002-2010), with pemphigus considered as severe if body surface involvement ≥ 30%. Disease control and relapse-free survival (Kaplan-Meier) were(More)
BACKGROUND Osteosarcoma is a malignant tumor of mesenchymatous origin that chiefly affects the metaphysis of long bones. The extraskeletal form of the disease is rare, and even rarer is a cutaneous site, whether metastatic or primary. Herein, we report a new case of primary cutaneous osteosarcoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS A 54-year-old woman presented a hard(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous metastases (CMs) from carcinoma are relatively uncommon, being usually late events in the course of internal malignancies. CMs from internal tumors seen at a secondary dermatological centre in Tunis are reported. METHODS A retrospective review of the available clinical records and histological material of all patients with CMs from(More)
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a widespread parasitic disease that represents a major public health problem in several countries including Tunisia. The aim of this study was to determine the characteristics of childhood CL in a university hospital center in Tunis. The files of all children treated for of CL in the Dermatology Department of Habib Thameur(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies of skin diseases are rather rare. Most of them are based on hospital attendance. The aim of this study was to determine the spectrum of skin diseases in the Tunis region. METHODS This prospective study encompasses consecutive patients attending a number of public or private dermatological outpatient clinics in Tunis from(More)