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The authors report the results of a seroepidemiological study, conducted in Senegal on dental personnel. This study allows them to confirm that professional dental practice is a factor of risk for the HIV infection. This study recommends work methods to the dental profession.
Congenital epulis is a rare benign gingival tumor affecting mainly female neonates. Histology shows characteristic granular cells. Although diagnosis and therapy fail to raise particular problems, this is not the case for histopathogenesis of lesion. Two cases observed recently in West Africa are reported.
Langherans' cell histiocytosis is rare in adults. It should be considered in patients with lytic osseous lesions with sclerotic rim especially when involvement of adjacent soft tissues is present.
The authors report the complications of a case of cellulitis from dental origin. A cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis and a temporo-mandibular ankylosis succeed, pointing on the importance of a precocious treatment of dental phlegmons, in order to prevent occurrence of local or regional complications.
The epulis is a hyperplasic tumour restricted to the gum. It is the most widely spread tumour among the benin gum tumours. It has various etiologies. The authors emphasize the epidemiological and clinical aspects of 96 cases. Four types of epulis are observed, the most common type being the acquired epulis. On an etiological level, the factor related to… (More)
The presenting symptomatology in 9 cases of giant epulis seen in West Africa was constantly difficulties in mastication or even speech, and on some occasions tumefaction of the face. A certain number of factors are involved in the development of these benign tumors, and although inflammation represents the primum movens of this affection, other causes,… (More)
Alimentation of patients having an infection interfering with normal feeding sets intricate problems in developing countries, because some socio-economic conditions often precarious. The authors describe a practicable and realistic approach of such a diet by giving some examples of "recipes" which seem to be easy to apply not only in hospital conditions but… (More)