Bernard Couprie

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BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies suggest that 15% of the population in industrial countries suffer from tinea pedis (athlete's foot) and that persons who do sports are a high-risk population. OBJECTIVE To investigate the responsibility of dermatophytes in interdigital lesions of the feet in European marathon runners and to identify associated risk(More)
Candida prosthetic joint infections are considered to be rare. We retrospectively studied patients treated for Candida prosthetic infections between 1 January 1995 and 31 December 2007 in our infectious diseases department, a tertiary referral centre. We identified 7 patients, 4 with knee and 3 with hip prosthetic infections. The most frequent fungal agent(More)
BACKGROUND We report three patients with brown hyperkeratotic lesions of the face. Two cases have been published [Boralevi et al. (2006)] under the title "Hyperkeratotic Head and Neck Malassezia Dermatosis (HHNMD)". A patient recently diagnosed with confluent and reticulated papillomatosis (CRP) (Gougerot-Carteaud) allowed us to link theses two entities. (More)
BACKGROUND Several factors are known to trigger acute manifestations of lupus erythematosus (drugs, ultraviolet radiation, bacterial or viral infections, pregnancy), but fungal infections have never been reported to induce lupus-like lesions. We describe 2 children with tinea capitis caused by Trichophyton mentagrophytes(TM), who developed transient skin(More)
BACKGROUND A type of neonatal cephalic pustulosis that is clinically similar to classic neonatal acne recently has been linked to Malassezia furfur infection. To correlate the mycological and clinical findings in neonates with cephalic pustulosis, we carried out a prospective case-control study in a neonatal unit from February to April 1997 using new(More)
Eighty initial episodes of HIV-associated Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) diagnosed at Bordeaux hospital between 1985 and 1993 are reported (57 were men and 23 women). PCP revealed HIV infection in 29 patients (36%). Others cases were patients with poor medical follow up (10%), with a CD4+ lymphocyte count above 200/mm3 at last follow-up (9%), non(More)
BACKGROUND Pityriasis versicolor (tinea versicolor) is a common skin disorder due to Malassezia usually affecting adolescents and young adults, more frequently in the tropics. Facial involvement, isolated or not, is not frequent in white adults. OBJECTIVE Here, we report a possible atypical hyperkeratotic form of dermatosis of the face, in two young(More)
The results of the malaria investigation carried out in April 1981 in the irrigated regions of the Logone Valley show that Plasmodium falciparum is the only species o. the genus Plasmodium to be found there. In terms of parasitaemia in blood, the prevalence of malaria is highest in the 5 to 9 year-old age group, whereas fluorescent antibodies are to be(More)
BACKGROUND Papulopustular eruptions of the face in neonates are frequently referred to as neonatal acne or sebaceous miliaria. Our findings suggest that there is an association between this type of eruption and Malassezia furfur infection. OBSERVATIONS Direct examination of pustule smears showed M furfur yeasts in eight of 13 cases involving neonates with(More)