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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.
In order to evaluate the predictivity of neurological signs and symptoms in african patients, in Bangui's National Hospital Center (Central African Republic), 79 inpatients (aged 15-65 years) presenting with neurological manifestations (vascular attack, proved metabolic coma, or neuro-paludism excluded), and 64 age and sex matched controls in the same ward,(More)
Diarrheal morbidity and mortality in children less than 5 years old were studied in Bangui, Central African Republic, by a cluster survey. We found a high prevalence of diarrheal disease with an estimated annual incidence of 7 episodes of diarrhea per child per year. The estimated annual mortality rate for children less than 5 years old was 28.6 per 1,000(More)
In Africa, heterosexual contact is the major route of transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Previous studies have strongly suggested that other sexually transmitted diseases (STD) may facilitate HIV transmission. However, the association of HIV infection with other STD may simply be a marker of sexual promiscuity. Thus, we compared the(More)
The authors describe a single technique of percutaneous bone culture, performed in the doctor's office or at the patient's bedside, in patients with suspected osteomyelitis. This technique provides for definitive documentation and verification of causative organisms when radiographic and scintigraphic studies are inconclusive, and it avoids the(More)
The prevalence and the principal epidemiological characteristics of pityriasis versicolor have been studied in a randomized population of 870 adult individuals (418 males and 452 females) in the Central African Republic. The general clinical prevalence was 16.6%. Males were affected more often than females (20.6% vs. 12.9%). For both sexes, the maximum(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the involvement of variations in 4 genes associated with susceptibility and/or protection against HIV-1 in serodiscordant couples in Burkina Faso, namely, genes encoding HLA-B57, interferon regulatory factor 1 (IRF1), dendritic cell-specific ICAM3-grabbing nonintegrin (DC-SIGN) and CCR5 delta 32 (CCR5Δ32). METHODS Two DC-SIGN and two(More)
To describe and evaluate the frequency of neurological and psychiatric manifestations in African patients with AIDS, 93 in patients at the National Hospital Center, Bangui, were chosen according to the WHO clinical definition of AIDS and were confirmed to be HIV-1 positive (92/93) or HIV-2 positive (1/93) by Western blot. Patients were given both neurologic(More)