Hichem Souayah

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During an 8-year study period, Arcobacter butzleri was the fourth most common Campylobacter-like organism isolated from 67,599 stool specimens. Our observations suggest that A. butzleri displays microbiologic and clinical features similar to those of Campylobacter jejuni; however, A. butzleri is more frequently associated with a persistent, watery diarrhea.
Abdominal ultrasound was performed in 58 children presenting with proven acute hepatitis A and in 63 controls of the same age. There are well-known echographic signs of hepatitis (liver enlargement, gallbladder wall thickening, periportal hyperechogenicity) but they were not constantly found. We describe in all the hepatitis cases an enlargement of lymph(More)
We describe a 27-month-old girl with COG6 deficiency. She is the first child of healthy consanguineous Moroccan parents. She presented at birth with dysmorphic features including microcephaly, post-axial polydactyly, broad palpebral fissures, retrognathia, and anal anteposition. The clinical phenotype was further characterised by multiorgan involvement(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM To perform optimal laboratory diagnosis of intestinal parasites is demanding. Because intestinal parasites are intermittently shedded, examination of multiple stools is imperative. For reliable detection of vegetative stages of protozoa, fresh stools should be examined direct after production, or stools should be preserved in a(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the clinical and microbiological features of Dientamoeba fragilis and Giardia lamblia infected patients, and to analyze the genetic variation of D. fragilis strains. METHODS For a period of two years, all stool samples collected from patients suspected of having a parasitic gastrointestinal infection were examined according to our(More)
Treatment with paromomycin (25-35 mg/kg/d for 7 days) was evaluated prospectively in 15 children with Dientamoeba fragilis infection after 1-month follow-up. At the end of the study, parasitologic effectiveness and clinical improvement were observed in 12/15 (80%) and 13/15 (87%) patients, respectively. Paromomycin appears to be an effective drug for(More)
To investigate the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in pediatric patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, we sought to detect the presence of antibodies against this organism in 23 human immunodeficiency virus-infected children of central African ethnic origin by means of a second-generation enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) test(More)