Fatima Ezzahra El Mansouri

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Introduction: Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)g has been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-catabolic properties and to be protective in animal models of osteoarthritis (OA). We have previously shown that interleukin-1b (IL-1) down-regulates PPARg expression in human OA chondrocytes. However, the mechanisms underlying this effect(More)
Solitary fibrous tumor is an uncommon neoplasm affecting adults and typically located in the pleura and can also occur in a large number of other extra thoracic sites. We present the case of a solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) of the retroperitoneum and describe their histopathological and immunohistochemical features. The identification of SFT in the(More)
This report describes a case of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis. To our knowledge it is the first documented report of human alveolar echinococcosis in Morocco. Alveolar echinococcosis of the liver is a relatively rare, severe chronic parasitic disease. It is characterized by slow-growing cysts that progressively invade and destroy the liver parenchyma like(More)
Tuberculosis of the gallbladder is rare, even in our country known for being an endemic area. The positive diagnosis depends on suspicion of tuberculosis, peroperative findings and histological examination. From a review of the literature, the physiopathology of this infection is discussed, emphasizing the role of lithiasis in the development of tuberculous(More)
INTRODUCTION The relation between pemphigus and infection is complex. The aim of this work was to determine the frequency and impact of infection as well as the factors associated with it among our patients with pemphigus. METHODS This retrospective case series examined records of patients with pemphigus admitted to the dermatology unit of Ibn Sina(More)
BACKGROUND Nevus comedonicus is a rare disease and diagnosis is made chiefly on clinical grounds. It may occur in isolation, or in rare cases, it may be combined with other congenital malformations to constitute nevus comedonicus syndrome. We report a case of this disease herein. PATIENTS AND METHODS A young woman aged 20 years presented with cribriform(More)
BACKGROUND Pyoderma gangrenosum is a form of neutrophilic dermatosis often associated with inflammatory disease or blood dyscrasias. We report a case of pyoderma gangrenosum revealing Takayasu's arteritis. OBSERVATION A 26 year-old woman was followed since 2002 for pyoderma gangrenosum occurring during pregnancy and regressing under general(More)
Histoplasmosis Histoplasma capsulatum is a common systemic mycosis in immunocompromised subjects. It has not been reported in Maghreb countries. The purpose of this report is to describe a case with cutaneous presentation involving a Moroccan woman undergoing long-term corticosteroid therapy for systemic inflammatory diseases (rheumatoid polyarthritis and(More)