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Phase I of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood has provided valuable information regarding international prevalence patterns and potential risk factors in the development of asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema. However, in Phase I, only six African countries were involved (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa(More)
Infection with Penicillium marneffei is a common opportunistic infection in Southeast Asia where it is endemic. We report a case of Penicillium marneffei infection with fatal outcome in a Togolese woman infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). A 45-years-old patient, infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus had consulted for ongoing febrile(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of HIV infection in tuberculosis patients and its impact on the TB treatment. We enrolled 569 pulmonary TB patients in four diagnosis and treatment centres in Togo. All patients were new TB cases and received the first-line TB drugs: two months of rifampicin-pyrazinamide-isoniazid-ethambutol and six(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal asthma management requires interventions by a number of health professionals, including pharmacists. OBJECTIVE To assess the attitudes of pharmacists towards asthma patients and to evaluate their knowledge about how to use the metered dose inhaler. METHODS A descriptive survey through self-administered questionnaire was conducted(More)
Drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is emerging as an important health problem in Togo. From sputum of previously treated TB patients, multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB was diagnosed in 24% (10/42) patients via GeneXpert MTB/RIF compared to 25% (6/24) patients via conventional drug susceptibility testing (BACTEC MGIT 960 system). The agreement between these two(More)
OBJECTIVE Determine the prevalence of latent TB infection in HIV-infected people. METHOD Using a cross-sectional study on HIV-infected persons monitored in the Department of Lung and Infectious Diseases of CHU Sylvanus Olympio of Lomé from August 10, 2010 to November 10, 2010. All patients are receiving anti-retroviral therapy and have no clinical or(More)
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