M. Lahlou Kassi

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis or ''Kal Dana'' (''the year-long sore''), as it is known locally, not only leaves a disfiguring scar on your face, but permanently changes your perception of your own self (Figure 1). ''This is not me,'' said the woman from Chaman, as she explained her encounter with the disease and the stigmatization associated with it. This(More)
Although DOTS is advocated as the best approach for global tuberculosis control, the variable success of this strategy [1] should help us in learning which problems we might face while adopting the same strategy for the treatment of schizophrenia in developing countries, as Dr. Farooq suggests [2]. Our experience of integrating mental health into primary(More)
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a rising epidemic in Pakistan. It is a major public health problem in the country especially alongside regions bordering the neighboring Afghanistan and cities that have had the maximum influx of refugees. The purpose of our paper is to highlight the diverse clinical manifestations of the disease seen along with the(More)
Clustering is a widely used technique in data mining applications for discovering patterns in underlying data. Most traditional clustering algorithms are limited to handling datasets that contain either numeric or categorical attributes. However, data sets with mixed types of attributes are common in real life data mining applications. In this paper, we(More)
Background/Aims. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignant tumor of the skin in humans. The diagnosis of BCC is made clinically, which can then be confirmed microscopically. Biopsy or surgical excision of the lesion provides the specimen for histopathological examination, which is the mainstay for diagnosis. Fine-needle aspiration cytology(More)
Molar pregnancies represent a significant burden of disease on the spectrum of gestational trophoblastic diseases. The incidence appears to be higher in women from South Asia. The purpose of our prospective study was to determine the incidence, presentation, and outcomes of all molar pregnancies at our institution. During the study period, there were a(More)
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