Marie Patrice Halle

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INTRODUCTION Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) the most fatal presentation of tuberculosis (TB) especially in HIV-infected patients is a real diagnostic and therapeutic challenge worldwide. In Cameroon where HIV and TB are amongst the leading public health problems, the magnitude of TBM has not been defined. Therefore, the objective of this cross sectional study(More)
It is estimated that about a third of the world’s population is chronically infected with Toxoplasma gondii. Toxoplasma encephalitis (TE), which occurs as a reactivation of quiescent chronic infection, is one of the leading causes of central nervous system (CNS) infection in AIDS. Its diagnosis in most centres still remains difficult. We opted to describe(More)
BACKGROUND Data regarding the epidemiology of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis in sub-Saharan Africa are scarce and knowledge about the spectrum renal disease is very limited. This study is on the profile of patients with ESRD in a referral hospital in Cameroon. METHODS Medical records of patients with ESRD covering a 10-year period of(More)
BACKGROUND Preeclampsia and eclampsia, which are the most frequent hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, are associated with renal involvements. We aimed to assess the time trend in blood pressure levels, renal function and proteinuria after delivery, and investigate their determinants in Cameroonian women with severe preeclampsia and eclampsia. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis (CM) kills about half a million human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients per year, mostly in Africa. AIM The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, clinical presentation and in-hospital outcome of CM among HIV-infected patients in Douala. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional clinical note(More)
BACKGROUND End-Stage Renal disease (ESRD) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We assessed the occurrence, time-trend and determinants of fatal outcomes of haemodialysis-treated ESRD patients over a 10-year period in a major referral hospital in Cameroon. METHODS Medical records of ESRD patients who started chronic haemodialysis at the(More)
INTRODUCTION Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (HDP) are a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. We aimed at determining the trends in admission, profiles and outcomes of women admitted for preeclampsia and eclampsia to an intensive care unit (ICU) in Cameroon. METHODS A retrospective study involving 74 women admitted to the ICU of the Douala(More)
INTRODUCTION Kidney diseases are a growing worldwide problem and one of the major public health threats. We analyzed the spectrum of kidney diseases seen over a five-year period in the nephrology in-patient unit of the Yaounde general hospital. METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of 225 medical records of patients admitted from January 2005 to(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. We investigated the pattern and correlates of cardiac lesions in a group of Cameroonians on chronic hemodialysis. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study conducted at the Yaoundé General Hospital's hemodialysis unit, involving 45(More)
La fistule ulno-basilique est une éventualité peu sollicitée dans le choix des abords vasculaires pour hémodialyse. Elle est construite sur la veine basilique qui est souvent la seule veine épargnée par les ponctions veineuses de routine dans les services de médecine. De par l'existence de nombreuses complications comme l'infection des prothèses et des(More)
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