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BACKGROUND Varicella universal vaccination (UV) has been implemented in many countries for several years. Nevertheless, varicella UV remains debated in Europe and few data are available on the real burden of infection. We assessed the burden of varicella in Belgium through analysis of hospitalised cases during a 1-year period. METHODS Data on children(More)
By examining the sera from 1,408 healthy individuals in all six provinces of Madagascar with ELISA methods, we were able to demonstrate a very high prevalence for cysticercosis: 18%. The serologic markers for cysticercosis among 1,132 patients with neurologic symptoms was even higher: 36%. Furthermore, of 241 patients with neurocysticercosis, 82% of the(More)
A biochemical and immunological survey of a selected military group has been performed, before and after a jungle raid. Biochemical (total proteins, albumin, proteins electrophoresis, transferrin, haptoglobin, ceruloplasmin, orosomucoid, alpha-1 antitrypsin and alpha-2 macroglobin) and immunological (Ig G., Ig A., C 3c, C 4, specific antibodies against(More)
Human cysticercosis is linked to infection by the larval stage of Taenia solium: Cysticercus cellulosae and was identified in Madagascar since 1901. Neurocysticercosis constitute, when parasite is localized in cerebral vesicles, a disease with important neurologic symptoms: epilepsia, spasms... This disease would be diagnosed before parasite calcification(More)
An epidemic of A.E.H.C. was broken out everywhere in Madagascar during hot season from September 1990 to May 1991 with an important acuteness in February and March. Clinical symptoms are those of A.E.H.C. to enterovirus with some particularities. Virological study shows cytopathogenic effect of enterovirus and microbiology shows the existence of several(More)
A microbiological survey of cervical and vaginal smears associated with a serological survey of sexual diseases was carried out on 298 prostitutes at the four principal Malagasy sea ports. This survey leads us to these conclusions: The great frequency of specific inflammations (72.1%) with Trichomonas vaginalis in the first place (39.2%). The serological(More)
In 1980, a 32 years-old Madagascan female developed a pulmonary tuberculosis, bacteriologically confirmed. She cured with right apical cavitary sequellae. In 1989, she presented haemoptysis again. Antituberculous treatment was adopted without bacteriological confirmation and did not improve clinical symptoms. In 1991 and 1992 cultures from sputa and bronchi(More)
BACKGROUND As the pathogenesis of Sneddon's syndrome is unknown, research for associated disease can facilitate our understanding. CASE DESCRIPTION Of nine patients with Sneddon's syndrome, three had rheumatic heart disease (mitral valve stenosis, regurgitation, or both) due to rheumatic fever or Sydenham's chorea. Transient anticardiolipin antibodies or(More)