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BACKGROUND Skin disorders are generally considered to be more prevalent in the rural areas of Cameroon. This study was carried out to verify this assumption by describing the spectrum of skin disorders in a rural setting of Cameroon. METHODS We carried out a community-based clinical skin examination of 400 consenting subjects from 4 villages of Cameroon:(More)
An outbreak of 49 cases of tinea corporis gladiatorum due to Trichophyton tonsurans infection occurred in a high level judo team of 131 members in Orleans, central France, between October 2004 and April 2005. The team was divided into 5 groups: cadet-junior boys (n=44), cadet-junior girls (n=33), male university students (n= 15), female university students(More)
BACKGROUND The persistent high prevalence of human scabies, especially in low- and middle-income countries prompted us to research the sociodemographic profile of patients suffering from it, and its spreading factors in Cameroon, a resource-poor setting. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional survey from October 2011 to September 2012 in three hospitals(More)
BACKGROUND High contact sports regularly allow transmission of infectious agents, including fungi such as dermatophytes. The occurrence of dermatophytosis outbreaks among wrestlers has been extensively described since the 90s. The emergence of such outbreaks among judokas was described for the first time in December 2004. We report here an outbreak which(More)
BACKGROUND Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) includes all signs occurring during the reconstitution of an extensive and insufficiently regulated immune response to an infective or a non-infective antigen and observed during the immune suppression phase in an individual. We report a case of vitiligo appearing after the initiation of(More)
BACKGROUND Fibrosing frontal alopecia is scarring form alopecia and is most often seen in menopausal women. It is currently considered as an anatomoclinical form of lichen planopilaris of selective topography. We report a case of hair repigmentation during the course of post-menopausal frontal fibrosing alopecia. CASE REPORT A 78-year-old woman developed(More)
To be acquainted of one’s HIV serological status is an important strategy for the fight against HIV/AIDS, but many patients still miss the appointment to receive their HIV-test result. The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiological and serological profiles of patients not coming back to collect their HIV-test result in a tertiary health care(More)
Background: Skin disorders are generally considered to be more prevalent in the rural areas of Cameroon. This study was carried out to verify this assumption by describing the spectrum of skin disorders in a rural setting of Cameroon. Methods: We carried out a community-based clinical skin examination of 400 consenting subjects from 4 villages of Cameroon:(More)
BACKGROUND A cutaneous adverse drug reaction is a skin eruption secondary to the intake of a drug, be it prescribed by a medical practitioner or taken as auto-medication for a given ailment. In this document we present an original case of Stevens-Johnson's syndrome secondary to the ingestion of gunpowder. PATIENTS AND METHODS A 22-year-old female student(More)
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