Emmanuel Forestier

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A 31-year-old woman from Cameroon was admitted to the University of Strasbourg Hospital in December 2007 with pelvic pain and fever that developed over three days. Her condition rapidly worsened and she underwent emergency exploratory celioscopy. Surgeons found peritoneal and retrouterine abscesses. The high rectum had a 4-cm perforation with infiltrated,(More)
Bone and joint infections due to Streptococcus pneumoniae are uncommon in adults in the absence of risk factors (e.g. alcohol abuse, immunodepression, or preexisting joint disease). We report two cases in previously healthy adults. The clinical picture was septic arthritis of the knee in one patient and discitis with an extensive epidural abscess in the(More)
We report here three unusual cases of otomastoiditis due to Francisella tularensis, complicated by cervical abscesses and persistent hearing loss, plus facial paralysis for one patient. Intriguingly, the three patients had practiced canyoneering independently in the same French river, between 2009 and 2014, several days before clinical symptoms onset. The(More)
OBJECTIVES Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B streptococcus) is a major cause of invasive diseases in non-pregnant adults, particularly in the elderly and those with underlying conditions. We describe these conditions and clinical characteristics of patients followed in our teaching hospital. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed clinical records of 64(More)
INTRODUCTION Ertapenem could be used to treat urinary tract infections (UTI) caused by ESBL producing enterobacteriacae (ESBL-E) and administered subcutaneously. METHOD The authors made a retrospective study on adult patients treated with ertapenem administered intravenously or subcutaneously for UTI caused by ESBL-E, between May 2009 and August 2011 at(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased reverse tritiodothyronine (T(3)) used to be described as a part of euthyroid sick syndrome (ESS). It was demonstrated to be associated with increased mortality in acutely ill patients. It can also be found with low or normal T(3) in non-severely ill subjects but its significance remains unclear. PATIENTS AND DESIGN The Alsanut study(More)
Reported here is a case of mediastinitis caused by Aspergillus fumigatus and Staphylococcus epidermidis following a heart transplantation that was successfully treated with amphotericin B in combination with new antifungal drugs (caspofungin and voriconazole), antibiotics and superficial wound drainage. A review of the literature revealed that Aspergillus(More)