Khadija Boussetta

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Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are a large group of diseases characterized by susceptibility to not only recurrent infections but also autoimmune diseases and malignancies. The aim of this study was to describe and analyze the distribution, clinical features and eventual outcome of PID among Tunisian patients. We reviewed the record of 710 patients(More)
Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts is an autosomal recessive cerebral white-matter disorder in children. Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts is caused by mutation in the megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts gene 1. The authors report a case of a 2-year-old Tunisian boy who had presented(More)
Nasal and upper respiratory tract obstruction in the neonatal period can result from a variety of conditions, and may be present with variable symptoms. Salivary gland anlage tumor, also referred as congenital pleomorphic adenoma, is a very rare benign congenital tumor of the nasopharynx, which may produce nasal obstruction and other associated, nonspecific(More)
BACKGROUND Febrile seizure is a frequent cause of hospitalization. Its management remains problematic. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, lumbar puncture, which is not devoid of risk, is strongly recommended in infants under 1 year. AIM to define the utility of lumbar puncture in the management of febrile seizures in infants under 12 months(More)
BACKGROUND Cockayne syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder with dwarfism, mental retardation, and otherwise clinically heterogeneous features. Classically, the onset of Cockayne syndrome starts in the second year of life. The failure of RNA synthesis to recover to normal rates after UV-C irradiation provides a useful diagnostic test and the(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital candidiasis is rare occurring in most cases in premature and low birth weight new born. It can produce a spectrum of disease ranging from a diffuse skin eruption to a severe systemic disease with or without skin involvement. Amphotericin B is the first-line agent for the treatment of systemic disease. AIM To describe a congenital(More)
We describe a combination of multiple congenital anomalies, a severe psychomotor retardation and seizures in a 9-year-old Tunisian boy with circumferential ringed skin creases. He had symmetrical circumferential skin creases on arms, legs, and penis. Craniofacial anomalies included: an elongated face, tight forehead, hypertelorism, bilateral epicanthic(More)
BACKGROUND Triple X is a sex chromosomal abnormality that involves the presence of three sex chromosomes resulting in 47, XXX karyotype. Most patients suffering from this syndrome are usually mentally normal or subnormal with no gross malformation. AIM to report an unusual association between Triple X and Marfan disease in a girl. CASE REPORT A case of(More)
Primary spinal atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor is extremely rare. The authors present a case of atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor occurring in a 4-year-old girl. Magnetic resonance imaging The authors showed an intramedullary mass extending from the bulbomedullary junction to T1 with leptomeningeal dissemination. The patient died 2 weeks after diagnosis.