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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to document the clinical profile, etiologies, and outcomes of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) in hospitals in four sub-Saharan African countries. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective study on cases of SJS/TEN treated in dermatology departments and/or intensive care units in four(More)
A 36-year-old HIV1-positive woman presented with a 6-month history of a progressive papular and nodular eruption of the face and subsequent extensive spread to the rest of the skin. The diagnosis of diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis was established by direct examination and skin biopsy. This atypical form had a dramatic improvement after a 21-day treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Leishmaniasis covers three well-individualized clinical variants, each due to individual species found in different geographic areas. Herein we report the first case of cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania major involving bone marrow in an AIDS patient in Burkina Faso. CASE REPORT A 38-year-old HIV-positive man presented with generalized,(More)
Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection due to Histoplasma capsulatum. The African form of this mycosis, caused by Histoplasma capsulatum var. duboisii, remains rare. We report a case of disseminated African histoplasmosis with skin, lymph nodes, bones and viscera localizations. The 22-year-old patient was HIV-seronegative and was considered immunocompetent.(More)
We conducted a retrospective study of the files of all patients seen from 1 January 1992 through 31 December 1996 with tumors of the skin and mucosal membranes at the Yalgado Ouédraogo National Hospital in order to determine the epidemiologic features of this disease. The records revealed 988 patients presented 1024 tumors, which could be classified into 33(More)
AIMS OF THE STUDY To study the prevalence of neuromeningeal cryptococcosis since the availability of antiretroviral drugs and to determine the epidemiological profiles, clinical and biological treatment of neuromeningeal cryptococcosis cases diagnosed in the service of parasitology and mycology of university hospital center of Bobo-Dioulasso from 2002 to(More)
BACKGROUND Darier's disease is a rare disease. Multiple clinical forms have been observed, but the psychosocial aspects in Africa are rarely described. We report three cases involving difficulties regarding social integration. OBSERVATIONS Case no. 1: a 19-year-old woman consulted for hyperchromic, greyish, keratotic papules, grouped in small plaques(More)
It is a retrospective study in the Service of Dermatology at the University Hospital Center Yalgado Ouédraogo of Ouagadougou (C.H.U.-YO). This study aimed to list the leishmaniasis clinical cases reported in the registers of this department from January 1999 to December 2007. In total, 251 leishmaniasis clinical cases have been reported. The hospital(More)
Pedicure-manicure represents the aesthetic care of hands, feet and nails. In Burkina Faso, the use of manicure-pedicure products, the techniques used and the level of risk remain unknown. The aim of our study was to evaluate the practice of manicure-pedicure in the city of Ouagadougou. We conducted a descriptive cross-sectional study of all practitioners(More)
Conidiobolomycosis is a deep, rare mycosis, due to Conidiobolus coronatus which is a saprophyte of vegetation in decomposition. We report one case in Burkina Faso. A 17 years old man, shepherd, consulted for tumefactions on the face. It could date back insidiously to a traumatism, one year before. A month later some painless tumefactions appeared on the(More)