Franҫois Penin

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We have described the first case, to our knowledge, in which recurrent respiratory tract infections were the primary manifestation of thymoma with immunodeficiency (Good's syndrome) associated with cobalamin malabsorption and immunoglobulin M-kappa (IgM-kappa) M component. The intrinsic factor receptor activity was dramatically decreased in a mucosal(More)
Lipid peroxidation products and defenses against free radical damage were determined in serum of 55 patients with senile dementia of the Alzheimer type (SDAT) and compared with values in 24 age-matched healthy control subjects. The following parameters were evaluated: lipid-conjugated dienes and trienes, malondialdehyde, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and(More)
In a retrospective analysis of 13 cases of Herpes simplex encephalitis (mean age: 67.2 +/- 6.4 years; ten women, three men), the authors conclude that this infection is more often due to Herpes simplex virus 1 in the elderly. Diagnosis is difficult at an early stage, and must be suspected in case of confusion (9/13), especially feverish (11/13), associated(More)
Elderly patients play an important role in the inpatient structure of departments of Internal Medicine. Although they pose many difficult problems during their admission due to multiple system disease, the problems often increase at the end of the therapeutic period when discharge from hospital is decided upon. Over half the cases are able to be sent home(More)