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The aim of this study was to determine hepatitis co-infection in a cohort of HIV infected patients at their inclusion in the Senegalese Initiative of ART Access. B, C, and D Hepatitis viruses serological markers were checked retrospectively on 363 stored plasma. For HBV, the Abbott laboratories equipment IMx was used to detect HBs Ag and anti Core Ab on(More)
Clinical and laboratory features, complications and treatment were retrospectively studied in 70 patients with bacteriologically documented typhoid fever, treated between January 1995 and June 2002 at Principal Hospital in Dakar, Senegal. Data analysis was done on a global basis as well as comparatively between the 37 children (under 15 years) and 33(More)
In contradiction with long-standing conventional wisdom that it is a rich country's disease, diabetes mellitus is increasingly a major concern in developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Care facilities have not kept pace with the sharp increase in diabetes mellitus. The WHO has predicted a worldwide rise in the prevalence of diabetes that is(More)
The purpose of this report is to describe four cases of nocardiosis observed over an eight-year period in medical units of Principal Hospital in Dakar, Senegal. It is a rare infection occurring mainly in people with weakened immune systems. Pulmonary forms are predominate and clinical and laboratory presentation can mimic pulmonary tuberculosis. Diagnosis(More)
In Africa the incidence of lung cancer is rising rapidly. The purpose of this prospective study was to analyze clinical, therapeutic, and prognostic features of lung cancer patients treated at the Principal Hospital in Dakar between 2002 and 2007. A total of 72 cases were compiled over the 5-year study period. In 88% of cases the patient was a male smoker(More)
The monitoring and evaluation is usually the weakest component of health programs in sub-Saharan Africa, what is undermining the sustainability of funding. The problems are complex and the weaknesses of the health systems are reflected on the monitoring and evaluation of specific programs. This paper gives an insight of the problems faced during field(More)
The adult T-cells lymphoma-leukemia is a serious complication by the HTLV-1 infection. It is a rarely described diseases in Africa, in spite of the frequency of the infection by this virus. We report two clinical observations of lymphomatous forms. The first observation concerned a 43 year old Senegalese woman, admitted for a deep alteration of her general(More)
Posters have become an essential tool for dissemination of study findings at medical meetings. By presenting a quick snapshot, posters can be an effective means of communicating the main findings of the research quickly and of stimulating rewarding exchanges with the people in attendance. Success depends on catching and holding the attention of passing(More)
Tuberculous spondylitis is the most common form of musculoskeletal tuberculosis. However, extraspinal manifestations have been described with tuberculosis of the wrist, femur, foot or shoulder, as in the patient presented. Because of an often-indolent clinical presentation, the diagnosis is delayed and antituberculous treatment is not able to prevent(More)