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Background. Lack of medical coverage in Africa leads to inappropriate care that has an impact on the mortality rate. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the cost of severe acute sickle-cell related complications in Brazzaville. Methods. A retrospective study was conducted in 2014 in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. It concerned 94 homozygote sickle-cell… (More)
Secondary metastatic cutaneous plasmacytoma is a multiple extramedullary plasma cell proliferation involving skin. Its diagnosis is based on the identification of malignant plasma cells proliferation in the bone marrow and in the skin. Its occurrence is associated with advanced myeloma and a poor prognosis.
Choriocarcinoma usually occurs following molar pregnancy and is uncommon following normal pregnancy. This report describes a case of choriocarcinoma in a Congolese woman 2 months after normal full-term birth of her first child. Diagnosis was suspected based on ultrasonographic findings and massive elevation of plasma beta HCG and confirmed by histologic… (More)
Le plasmocytome cutané secondaire métastatique est une prolifération plasmocytaire multiple extramédullaire de localisation cutanée. Son diagnostic repose sur la mise en évidence d'une prolifération plasmocytaire maligne au niveau médullaire et cutané. Son apparition s'associe à un stade avancé du myélome et à un pronostic péjoratif. which permits… (More)
Background. Chronic myeloid leukemia is a hematological malignancy caused by expression of BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase oncogene, product of the t(9;22) Philadelphia translocation. Accelerated phase of this disease marks the onset of advanced rapidly progressive disease unresponsive to many therapies. Pregnancy limits broad number of therapies on patients… (More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) is a frequent cause of ospitalisation in cardiology. Its prognosis depends on several risk factors, one of which is anaemia. OBJECTIVES We aimed to determine the prevalence of anaemia in patients with heart failure, and evaluate its impact on their prognosis. METHODS This article describes a cross-sectional study with… (More)