Hicham Afif

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The ccd operon of the F plasmid encodes CcdB, a toxin targeting the essential gyrase of Escherichia coli, and CcdA, the unstable antidote that interacts with CcdB to neutralize its toxicity. Although work from our group and others has established that CcdA and CcdB are required for transcriptional repression of the operon, the underlying mechanism remains(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to illustrate the dangers of holding a scarf pin in the mouth and to describe the particular characteristics of the aspiration of a potentially penetrating foreign body and its management. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixteen cases of inhaled scarf pins were recorded in 2 years. They were all young girls, all veiled with a(More)
Multiple thoracic hydatid disease is rare. Cardiovascular localisation is exceptional. Clinical, radiological and even electrocardiographic signs are not specific. The diagnosis is often difficult. We report a case of multiple pulmonary hydatid disease associated to a hydatid cyst of the infundibulum of the pulmonary artery. This is presented in a young(More)
Parietal thoracic abscess formation of a tuberculous nature is a rare form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, usually described in cases of severe tuberculosis encountered in HIV-infected patients. We report 13 cases of parietal tuberculosis in patients without HIV infection who were investigated between October 1988 and December 1999. During this period, we(More)
INTRODUCTION Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (TFSP) is rare. When associated with hypoglycemia it is commonly referred to as Doege-Potter syndrome. CASE A 51-year-old man was hospitalized for recurrent near-syncope associated with hypoglycemia. Clinical examination and then thoracic imaging clearly showed anomalies that corresponded to a mass(More)
The broncho-pulmonary small cell carcinoma is the most common cancer provider paraneoplastic syndrome especially neurological and endocrine but also cutaneous syndrome. Paraneoplastic dermatosis do not result from a direct extension of cancer and are not metastases, but their presence is suggestive of an underlying tumor. The evolution of the dermatosis is(More)
Scleroderma (SD) is a systemic disease that predominantly affects the skin. Diffuse infiltrative lung disease (DILD) is rare and occurs most often in the course of the disease. We analyzed seven cases of DILO of SD recorded between 2003 and 2010 among 196 PID (3.6%). Functional signs were limited to respiratory dyspnea, it was associated to dysphagia in six(More)
Hydatic cyst of the liver remains a serious public health problem in Morocco and several other Mediterranean countries. This benign affection can cause serious sometimes fatal complications such as cyst rupture into the biliary ducts or the thorax. We present the case of a patient with serofibrous pleurisy and recall the often late diagnosis of hydatic(More)