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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)
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)
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)
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)
AIM Pleural biopsy and adenosine deaminase activity are not available at our center and the treatment begins without substantiation diagnosis in patients with tuberculous pleural effusion (PE). METHODS In order to evaluate the validity of an empiric antituberculous therapy in exsudative PE with high prevalence of lymphocytes, we conducted a retrospective(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)
Infection disease due to Listeria monocytogenes, which is a ubiquitous positive Gram bacillus to the essentially alimentary transmission, listeriosis happens on patients presenting an immunodeficiency. The authors report the two first cases of listeriosis diagnosed at Hopital Principal de Dakar. The first case was observed on a 73 years old man,(More)
We report the case of a 46-year-old man with an uneventful history who was hospitalized for suspected pulmonary embolism. The chest x-ray did not reveal any parenchymatous anomaly but disclosed pseudo-tumoral enlargement of the pulmonary arteries. There was no right ventricular overload at cardiac echography and the pulmonary arterial pressure was normal.(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)