M A el-Mangoush

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During a 12 month study period, a total of 329 incident cases of stroke occurred in Benghazi, Libya. This provided an unadjusted annual incidence rate for stroke of 63 per 100,000 population; the corresponding rates for the male and female were 69 and 58 per 100,000 respectively. The sex dependent difference in the incidence was not statistically(More)
A 3-year intensive search for selected neuromuscular disorders in Benghazi, yielded 34 patients with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy (25 index cases), 19 with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (13 index cases), 4 with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (3 index cases), 3 with opthalmoplegia-plus (all index cases), 13 with polymyositis, 41 with hereditary(More)
Two young patients with sickle cell trait (AS haemaglobinopathy) and ischaemic stroke are reported. The stroke involved the internal carotid artery territory in one and the brainstem in the other. A review of the literature is presented to suggest that the association of sickle cell trait and cerebral infarction is more than coincidental. Haemoglobin(More)
The efficacy of low-dose cytarabine given as 10 mg sub-cutaneously 12 hourly for 2 weeks and repeated at 2 to 3 weekly intervals was evaluated prospectively in 15 consecutive patients of myelodysplastic syndrome over a 3 year period. Response to therapy was assessed clinically and by haematological parameters including bone marrow examination. No patient(More)
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