Jacques Crouzet

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Spinal tuberculosis (TB) accounts for about 2% of all cases of TB. New methods of diagnosis such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or percutaneous needle biopsy have emerged. Two distinct patterns of spinal TB can be identified, the classic form, called spondylodiscitis (SPD) in this article, and an increasingly common atypical form characterized by(More)
Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is one of the most common types of nosocomial infection. Reducing the duration of catheterization may be a key intervention in CAUTI prevention. We carried out a prospective time-sequence, non-randomized intervention study in five departments of our university hospital. We wished to determine the impact of(More)
In a 64-year-old male with pain and weakness of the right lower limb, investigations disclosed a cervical tumor, several dorsal tumors, and tumoral infiltration of the lumbosacral area. Histological and, above all, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural features were suggestive of meningeal melanocytoma. Before the use of immunohistochemical and electron(More)
We describe here the first case of osteitis caused by Candida haemulonii in a young immunocompetent patient. This patient presented a history of severe peripheral vascular disease associated with a lack of hygienic conditions as the only risk factors for such an uncommon infection. Clinical signs and histological examination allowed us to determine that it(More)
BACKGROUND Although the existence of a motor defect in discogenic sciatica is a sign of severity, the literature does not provide evidence for an immediate requirement for surgery. OBJECTIVE To assess the course of sciatica with discogenic paresis and to determine possible prognostic factors for recovery or improvement. STUDY DESIGN This open(More)
Osteoporosis is a common complication of Cushing's disease/syndrome. Fractures can be the presenting manifestation. We report two cases and review 28 others from the literature. Clinical, laboratory, and absorptiometry data are reviewed; the vertebrae and ribs were the most common fracture sites, and osteoporosis reversal after treatment varied with age,(More)
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease of worldwide distribution caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira. Leptospirosis clinical presentation ranges from subclinical infections to severe multiorgan-dysfunction syndromes. There are similarities between clinical and pathophysiological features encountered in leptospirosis and those of severe sepsis due to(More)
One hundred and two rheumatoid arthritis patients were tested before treatment for the presence of 16 autoantibodies. Low titers of antinuclear factors appeared, but there were no antitissue antibodies. At different intervals during the treatment of a 2nd series of 176 patients, elevations of antinuclear factors were observed that correlated slightly with(More)