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 Little is known about the renal profiles of individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) in equatorial Africa, the global epicenter of SCD. We evaluated the kidney function, urinalysis abnormalities and their correlates in a group of Cameroonians homozygous for SCD. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of 4-month duration involving 72(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global public health problem that disproportionally affects people of African ethnicity. We assessed the prevalence and determinants of CKD and albuminuria in urban and rural adults Cameroonians. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of 6-month duration (February to July 2014), conducted in the health(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 Acute pulmonary oedema (APO) in patients undergoing chronic dialysis (CD), a common cause of hospital admission in this population, is poorly documented. The objective of this study was to determine the causes, profile, clinical course and outcomes of APO in CD patients admitted in an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS Medical charts of all CD(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major threat to the health of people of African ancestry. We assessed the prevalence and risk factors of CKD among adults in urban Cameroon. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of two months duration (March to April 2013) conducted at the Cité des Palmiers health district in the Littoral region 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 The association between blood pressure (BP) and diabetic kidney diseases in Africans has been less well investigated. We assessed and compared the strength of the association and discriminatory capability of systolic (SBP), diastolic (DBP) BP, pulse pressure (PP) and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) for nephropathy risk in sub-Saharan Africans(More)