Mélanie Catroux

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We aimed to provide data on the diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) in this largest case series ever reported. The Haydarpasa-1 study involved patients with microbiologically confirmed TBM in Albania, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Syria and Turkey between 2000 and 2012. A positive culture,(More)
Predicting unfavorable outcome is of paramount importance in clinical decision making. Accordingly, we designed this multinational study, which provided the largest case series of tuberculous meningitis (TBM). 43 centers from 14 countries (Albania, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Syria, Turkey)(More)
OBJECTIVES Describe the management of Acquired Immune Haemolytic Anaemia (AIHA) and correlate with the current guidelines published in 2009. The secondary objective was to calculate the positive predictive value of the Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT) for the diagnosis of AIHA. METHODS A retrospective and monocentric study was performed from 2010 to 2015(More)
Actinomycosis is a rare heterogeneous anaerobic infection with misleading clinical presentations that delay diagnosis. A significant number of misdiagnosed cases have been reported in specific localizations, but studies including various forms of actinomycosis have rarely been published.We performed a multicenter retrospective chart review of(More)
OBJECTIVE Describe the occurring infections in patients treated with rituximab for an autoimmune disease. METHODS Retrospective and monocentric study of 93 adult patients treated with rituximab for autoimmune indications over a nine years period. RESULTS Thirty-eight patients suffered from a total of 95 infections. Out of them, 18 patients (19 %) had(More)
OBJECTIVES Data on adult IgA vasculitis (IgAV) are scarce. This survey was designed to better define clinical spectrum and efficacy of treatments in this population. METHODS We analyzed data from 260 patients with IgAV included in a French multicenter retrospective survey. RESULTS Mean age at diagnosis was 50.1±18 years, and 63% were male. Baseline(More)
Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant to antituberculosis drugs is an increasingly common clinical problem. This study aimed to evaluate drug resistance profiles of TBM isolates in adult patients in nine European countries involving 32 centers to provide insight into the empiric treatment of TBM. Mycobacterium(More)
BACKGROUND The Thwaites and Lancet scoring systems have been used in the rapid diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM). However, brucellar meningoencephalitis (BME) has similar characteristics with TBM. The ultimate aim of this study is to infer data to see if BME should be included in the differential diagnosis of TBM when these two systems suggest the(More)
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