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Malaria continues to have a high morbidity rate associated among European travelers. Thorough recording of epidemiological and clinical aspects of imported malaria has been helpful in the detection of new outbreaks and areas of developing drug resistance. Sentinel surveillance of data collected prospectively since 1999 has begun within TropNetEurop, a(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to identify factors that facilitate bilateral insertion of metal stents in malignant hilar stenoses, for which plastic stents often result in incomplete drainage and subsequent cholangitis. METHODS Between January 1994 and April 1998, we collected 45 cases of advanced (Bismuth stage II or higher) hilar malignant(More)
OBJECTIVE Several cases of pancreatitis have been described during the course of Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC), but many of them were related to either biliary lithiasis or drug intake. We tried to evaluate the clinical and morphological features of so-called idiopathic pancreatitis associated with inflammatory bowel disease and to define(More)
BACKGROUND Interpretation of endoscopic pancreatograms is difficult in elderly patients. Age-related parenchymal changes and associated ductographic changes are ill-defined, and it is sometimes difficult to distinguish these from pathologic processes. METHODS To define age-related pancreatogram changes, all endoscopic retrograde pancreatograms performed(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess micronutrient variations in HIV/AIDS patients before and after HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy). METHODS We evaluated the nutritional status and micronutrients in 44 patients over 3 years. The first nutritional evaluation was conducted in 1995 before HAART, the second was conducted in 1998 when most patients received(More)
We carried out a retrospective study to analyse clinical, paraclinical and therapeutic aspects of acute appendicitis cases as the National University Hospital (CNHU) at Bangui in the Central African Republic. We compared our findings with those for other African countries and for industrialized countries. From September 15 1990 to February 15 1992, 285(More)
To test the hypothesis that the magnitude of plasma triglyceride changes could be related to the severity of falciparum malaria, we performed a retrospective case-control study from January 1999 to December 2000 among hospitalized patients with fever who were returning to France from the tropics. Plasma triglycerides were measured in patients with severe(More)
In Bangui (Central African Republic) an epidemiological survey making use of cluster sampling has been performed. Prevalence rate is not very high in Bangui (3.4%). Boys are more infected than girls. Both in rural and urban area prevalence rates are decreasing with age. Microsporum langeronii has been identified in 98% of case.
BACKGROUND The gold standard in diagnosis of malaria is microscopic detection of malaria parasites in thin blood smears. However, the sensitivity and specificity of blood smears depend mostly on the experience of the examiner. In the traveler returning from the tropics, diagnosis of malaria may be difficult when the parasitemia is low. In this circumstance(More)
BACKGROUND The number of people, both adults and children, traveling abroad, is on the rise. Some seek counseling at travel medicine centers before departure. METHODS A prospective study was conducted among children <16 years visiting a travel medicine center in Marseille, France, from February 2010 to February 2011. Parents were contacted by telephone 4(More)