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The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiological, clinical, therapeutic profile and the outcome of Buruli ulcer (BU) in the National Reference Center for Buruli ulcer treatment (NRCBUT) in Togo. It was a retrospective and descriptive study of records of patients treated for BU in the NRCBUT between June 2007 and December 2010. During the study(More)
Basidiobolomycosis is a deep mycosis which preferentially affects rural young people in tropical countries. We report a case of basidiobolomycosis successfully treated with ketoconazole. It was a 9-year-old boy of rural origin in whom the diagnosis of basidiobolomycosis was suspected due to a deep skin infiltration involving the chest and neck. Histology(More)
BACKGROUND Acute bacterial cellulitis of the leg (erysipelas) is a common problem involving considerable morbidity in dermatology practice in Africa. Previous studies conducted in Europe and North Africa have highlighted lymphoedema and toe-web intertrigo as independent factors associated with leg erysipelas. The aim of this case-control study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to document the clinical profile, etiologies, and outcomes of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) in hospitals in four sub-Saharan African countries. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective study on cases of SJS/TEN treated in dermatology departments and/or intensive care units in four(More)
In 2004, Togo adopted a regional strategy for malaria control that made use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs), followed by the use of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT). Community health workers (CHWs) became involved in 2007. In 2010, the impact of the implementation of these new malaria control strategies had not(More)
In order to determine the rate and the different causes of mortality associated with HIV/AIDS in health-care facilities we conducted a prospective study between 1 April and 30 September 2010 in the six health regions of Togo. We rationalized the choice of the healthcare facilities in order to cover the entire national territory. During the study period,(More)
Infection with Penicillium marneffei is a common opportunistic infection in Southeast Asia where it is endemic. We report a case of Penicillium marneffei infection with fatal outcome in a Togolese woman infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). A 45-years-old patient, infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus had consulted for ongoing febrile(More)
The purpose of this retrospective study was to obtain data on the epidemiology, clinical features, and outcome of bacterial dermohypodermitis (BDH) observed in a hospital setting hospital in Lomé, Togo. Cases of BDH treated in dermatology and internal medicine of the Lomé university hospital center from January 1999 to December 2009 were reviewed. A total(More)
BACKGROUND Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is beneficial in reducing the risk of emergence of HIV resistant strains. Adherence to ART among Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) is influenced by several factors related to the patient, the medication, and health facilities. In Togo, previous studies on adherence to ART have reported good adherence(More)
The goal of this study was to determine the therapeutic outcomes and clinical forms of leprosy diagnosed in Lomé, Togo. This retrospective study was carried out in leprosy patients managed at the National Center of Dermatology in Lomé between January 1990 and December 2005. During the study period, 383 cases of leprosy were recorded including 366 new cases.(More)