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[Polymyositis induced or associated with lipid-lowering drugs: five cases].
PURPOSE Rhabdomyolysis and myositis are rare, dose-related complications of statins and fenofibrates. The outcome is favorable as a rule with rapid regression after stopping the responsible drug.Expand
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[Copper deficiency and peripheral neuropathy as an outcome of gastrectomy].
INTRODUCTION Bariatric surgery may be indicated in patients with morbid obesity. Peripheral and central neurological complications can occur after bariatric surgery. OBSERVATION We report aExpand
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[Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease in Gabon. Description of first 2 cases in Gabon].
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is a rare disorder sometimes associated with systemic lupus. It has rarely been reported in the black African population. The purpose of this report is to describe the firstExpand
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[Isolated case of haemorrhagic fever observed in Gabon during the 2002 outbreak of Ebola but distant from epidemic zones].
During the last outbreak of Ebola virus haemorrhagic fever that occurred concurrently in Gabon and Congo, several primary foci were identified in the Ogooue Ivindo province (Northeast Gabon), whereExpand
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Non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy in patients infected with HIV and cryptococcal meningitis: two cases at the Lambaréné Hospital Center in Gabon.
Cryptococcal meningitis is a serious infection occurring mainly in immunodepressed patients, especially those with AIDS. Its incidence is growing among people living with HIV/AIDS who interrupt theirExpand
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Treatment of chronic inflammatory rheumatism by biotherapy in Gabon : eligibility and follow-up of the first 8 patients in sub-Saharan Africa.
OBJECTIVE to clarify the eligibility criteria for biotherapies in patients with chronic inflammatory rheumatism (CIR) in sub-Saharan Africa and to describe the characteristics of the first 8 patientsExpand
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[Still disease in subSaharan Africa: report of four cases in Gabon].
Still disease is an inflammatory rheumatism occurring predominantly in children and adolescents, but which is sometimes diagnosed in adults. A combination of fever, arthralgia, transientExpand
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[Primary Salmonella vascular graft infection and conservative treatment].
The authors report an unusual case of prosthetic vascular graft infection due to Salmonellatyphimurium. The initial treatment combined antibiotherapy and surgical replacement of the arteriovenousExpand
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[Purple extremities in black-skinned patients: blue toe syndrome as presenting sign of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome].
Although acral ischemia can involve several underlying mechanisms, suspicion of lupus warrants testing for antiphospholipid antibodies in patients with blue toe syndrome.
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Myeloblasts and atypical bone marrow: Fortuitous discovery of the filiarial nematode loa loa in the bone marrow during a work-up for prolymphocytic T-cell leukemia.
Loiasis is a chronic cutaneous disease caused by a filarial nematode for whom humans are the only definitive host: Loa loa, an African eyeworm transmitted by Chrysops flies. The parasite is seen onExpand
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