Kissem Tchangaï-Walla

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The purpose of this retrospective study was to obtain data on the epidemiology, clinical features, and outcome of bacterial dermohypodermitis (BDH) observed in a hospital setting hospital in Lomé, Togo. Cases of BDH treated in dermatology and internal medicine of the Lomé university hospital center from January 1999 to December 2009 were reviewed. A total(More)
BACKGROUND Acute bacterial cellulitis of the leg (erysipelas) is a common problem involving considerable morbidity in dermatology practice in Africa. Previous studies conducted in Europe and North Africa have highlighted lymphoedema and toe-web intertrigo as independent factors associated with leg erysipelas. The aim of this case-control study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Oral propranolol produces dramatic results in severe infantile haemangioma. We report a case of rapid and significant regression of an infantile haemangioma in infant treated topically with 2% propranolol ointment. PATIENTS AND METHODS A female infant aged 11 weeks was seen as an outpatient for two infantile haemangiomas on the front of the(More)
PURPOSE There have been few studies of connective tissue diseases in Africa. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted in order to describe the various connective tissue diseases and their semiological profile in patients attending the dermatology and rheumatology units at Lomé hospital. RESULTS Clinical examinations showed that eighty-four (0.2%) out(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of cutaneous complications among women who used bleaching cosmetics in Lomé, Togo. Of 536 women who used these cosmetics, 371 (69.2%) had at least one dermatological complication. The bleaching agents used were mercury derivatives (30.9%), hydroquinones (24%), topical corticosteroids (18.5%) and(More)
A study was conducted during 5 years to determine the epidemiological clinical profile and the evolution of legs erysipelas in patients attending Lome teaching hospital. During this period, 60 subjects (43 females et 17 males) were hospitalized for legs erysipelas. The average age was 40 years old. General facilitating factors were noted in 58% of the(More)
A prospective study was conducted for 13 months to determine the prevalence of skin disease in AIDS patients in the Lome teaching hospital. 99 of the 120 AIDS patients (75 males, 49 females) examined during this period had skin diseases (82.5% of the cases). This prevalence was 59.99% during 1 to 3 months of AIDS evolution, 81.77% during 4 to 6 months, and(More)