Bertrand Soto

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Twenty percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasties were performed on 16 children (mean age 8.7 years) with hypertension secondary to renal artery stenosis (RAS). The aetiologies were neurofibromatosis (n = 1), Williams syndrome (n = 2), Takayasu arteritis (n = 1) and fibromuscular dysplasia (n = 12). The stenosis was isolated proximal or distal in 13(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible role of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the natural course of chronic hepatitis C. Seventy-six adult patients with chronic parenterally acquired hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection examined from 1989 to 1993 were enrolled; of these 32 (42.1 %) were HIV positive and 44 (57.9 %) were(More)
Cat scratch disease is caused by a facultative intracellular Gram-negative bacteria, Bartonella henselae. This disease is transmitted by cat scratches or bites. The typical form is a large and rough adenopathy, with no general signs. In a few cases, the symptoms are aspecific and various, which makes the diagnosis difficult. A 3-year-old child presented a(More)
Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) show a continuing improvement in their life expectancy thanks to advances in knowledge of this disorder, allowing better multidisciplinary routine monitoring and earlier therapeutic interventions. Likewise, more than of 40% of these patients are adults and CF is no more only a pediatric disease. Due to their higher life(More)
BACKGROUND Lamotrigine is a new anticonvulsant belonging to the triazine family. Several cases of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) have been described in patients taking this drug. We report 2 cases in children attending the same hospital. CASE REPORTS Two children, aged 9 and 13 years, developed SJS and TEN(More)