Kaoutar Moumile

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BACKGROUND Fusobacterium necrophorum is associated with Lemierre syndrome (pharyngitis with septic thrombosis of the internal jugular veins) but it can also be involved in other head and neck infections, including sinusitis, parotitis, dental infections, and otitis media. METHODS This retrospective study analyzes a series of 25 pediatric cases of acute(More)
BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis patients suffer from recurrent bacterial infections that result in progressive deterioration of their respiratory function. Despite intensive antibiotic treatment, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the main cause of such infections, with clones progressively developing multiple antibiotic resistance. We determined the relationship between(More)
AIM To study the bacterial aetiology of acute osteoarticular infections in children and to analyse the efficiency of culture methods. METHODS Bacteriological data of 407 cases of clinically suspected osteoarticular infections affecting 406 children hospitalized in an orthopaedic surgery department between 1999 and 2002 were retrospectively reviewed. (More)
We report here a case of osteoarticular infection associated with Panton-Valentine leukocidin-producing Staphylococcus aureus. The 3-year-old child presented osteoarthritis associated with toxic shock syndrome, which was complicated by thrombosis, pneumonia, and diaphysitis, despite appropriate antibiotic treatment. Osteitis associated with toxinogenic S.(More)
by Inquilinus limosus, a new pathogen of cystic fi brosis patients: novel structures with usual components. Carbohydr Res. To the Editor: Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) is a Rickettsia conorii infection endemic to the Medi-terranean. In this case, a 55-year-old man was referred to the Necker-En-fants Malades Hospital, Paris, France, for fever, myalgia,(More)
Central-venous catheter sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children receiving long-term parenteral nutrition [1–3]. The usual therapeutic approach is to perform blood cultures and begin empiric antibiotic treatment. Deciding to remove the catheter can be difficult in cases of long-term, exclusively parenteral nutrition because vascular(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe clinical features, microbiologic characteristics and outcome of bacteremia in the elderly patients hospitalized in a geriatric hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS All episodes of bacteremia diagnosed from January 1(st) to December 31(st) 1998 were analysed, excluding false-positive cases due to skin contamination. The hospital comprises(More)
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