M C Rahimy

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BACKGROUND Manifestations of sickle cell disease (SCD) are polymorphous from childhood to adulthood. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess outcomes of rehabilitation in the patients with SCD. METHOD This retrospective analytical descriptive study included 160 SCD patients rehabilitated from 1998 to 2006 at the National University Hospital in(More)
The pathophysiology of cerebral malaria remains incompletely understood. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain the aetiology of the neurological signs including reduction of cerebral blood flow, parasite toxin, hyperproduction of nitric oxide, immune response. Different models of murine and primate have been developed to investigate the different(More)
The ex vivo study of the chemiluminescence index of polynuclear neutrophils before and after treatment of 6 children who were receiving injectable Ribomunyl for ORL infections showed an increase of more than 600% of the mean value of the index after treatment. Ribomunyl therefore potentiates the bactericidal activity of polynuclear neutrophils.
Cyclosporin A was used in a 3 1/2 year-old child with dermatomyositis exhibiting severe junctional impairment and intolerance to steroids. After a few weeks, marked clinical improvement was observed allowing a reduction of the doses of steroids. After 9 months, the clinical status was satisfactory: the calcifications had lost their inflammatory(More)
A thrombocytopenia has been observed at the initial stage of a mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome in a 8 year-old patient; it appeared at the 5th day of the disease in another 11 year-old patient. This unusual and unexplained transitory thrombocytopenia led to delayed administration of intravenous gammaglobulins.
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