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We retrospectively assessed the clinical coursein four patients with long-standing Crohn's disease whobecame infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).The duration of active Crohn's disease was 21, 10, 4, and 4 years in our four patients.They experienced a stable remission of Crohn's diseasesymptoms after HIV infection. In three patients(More)
After a short presentation of the etiopathogenesis of this parasitosis, the authors report their observations on 35 cases of strongyloidiasis followed in the recent years. On the basis of the epidemiologic and clinical analyses of these cases, the authors show that some data, i.e. those on the environment to which the patients belong, or their occupation,(More)
Platelet activating factor (PAF) is a phospholipid mediator known as potent ulcerogenic agent but its physiological role is still unknown in the gastrointestinal tract. Lyso PAF the immediate PAF procursor has no deleterious effect in the gastrointestinal tract. We have previously reported that lyso PAF is produced by gastric mucosa in basal condition and(More)
The two categories of anti-albumin antibodies (AAA), namely precipitins (AA-P) and agglutinins (AA-Aggl), were investigated in 260 patients with morphologically diagnosed chronic liver diseases (CLD). A parallelism was observed between AA-P titre and the severity of chronic hepatitis as revealed by clinical diagnosis. Thus, significant differences in AA-P(More)
We describe a patient with dysphagia. The results of endoscopy, CT scan and echoendoscopy were normal. High-resolution manometry (HRM) showed esogastric junction dysfunction and hypercontractile peristaltic disorder. These HRM abnormalities completely disappeared after pneumatic esophageal dilatation. We discuss the treatment options and recovery of(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is an independent risk factor for chronic kidney disease and leads to faster liver disease progression in patients requiring hemodialysis than in those with normal renal function. Little is known about the use of a sofosbuvir-containing regimen for infected patients on hemodialysis. We aimed to describe(More)