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Aquatic hyphomycetes have adapted to running waters by their uncommon conidial shape, which facilitates dispersal as well as adherence to plant substrata. However, they have been early and regularly reported to occur in a variety of environments other than their preferred habitat (e.g., in lentic freshwaters, brackish and marine environments, in terrestrial(More)
INTRODUCTION HELLP syndrome is characterized by generalised thrombotic microangiopathy predominant in the liver. Many investigators consider HELLP syndrome to be a variant of severe preeclampsia. Several other conditions have similar laboratory findings in common with HELLP syndrome and should be eliminated before pregnancy termination. PATIENTS AND(More)
TCR engagement leads to down-modulation of TCR/CD3 complexes from the T cell surface. The importance of this effect in T cell physiology is unknown. Here, we characterized a CTL clone deficient in TCR/CD3 surface expression that had lost both CD3delta and CD3gamma mRNA, allowing us to address the role of these chains in the assembly, signaling, and dynamics(More)
Symptomatic macroglossia occurs in some rare congenital muscle diseases, such as Becker's and Duchenne's dystrophies or Pompe's disease. Herein we describe a case of symptomatic macroglossia with myositis of the tongue occurring in a patient with polymyositis. Tongue myositis was evidenced by dysarthria, frequent biting during mastication, swallowing(More)
INTRODUCTION Histoplasmosis is a tropical fungal infection sharing many similarities with tuberculosis: the transmission by air dropplets, the usually asymptomatic primary-infection, the disseminated infection encountered among immunosuppressed patients and the granulomatous pathological lesions. In France, histoplasmosis is uncommon and may be misdiagnosed(More)
Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PLV) is a toxin produced by Staphylococcus aureus. Previously described as responsible for furunculoses and cutaneous abscesses, it was recently found to cause necrotizing pneumonia, generally lethal. We describe a case of necrotizing pneumonia caused by S. aureus containing PLV with an atypical form (bubble form), which had a(More)
INTRODUCTION The catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a rare expression of the antiphospholipid syndrome (APLS). The all predicting factors of happening of CAPS are not yet discovered. Some women presenting an APLS with infertility have recourse to ovulation induction (OI). EXEGESIS After an OI, a woman is admitted for acute renal failure,(More)
We report a gamma-delta T-cell lymphoma, in a male patient having a hyperactive malarial splenomegaly. The immunological disorder caused by chronic antigenic stimulation could be one of the causes leading to the occurrence of such hematologic disease. The prognosis of this type of lymphoma remains poor, partly due to delayed diagnosis. Therefore, it seems(More)