Mohamed Naceur Chaabouni

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BACKGROUND Milia en plaque is an uncommon skin condition usually seen in adult women, typically in the retroauricular region. We report a new localization in a young child. CASE REPORT A 6-year-old girl with an uneventful history had developed over the last 7 months an erythematous plaque with numerous whitish-yellow microcysts on the left internal(More)
Usher type II syndrome is defined by the association of retinitis pigmentosa, appearing in the late second to early third decade of life, with congenital moderate to severe non-progressive hearing loss. This double sensory impairment is not accompanied by vestibular dysfunction. To date, only one Usher type II locus, USH2A, at chromosome band 1q41, has been(More)
INTRODUCTION Pterygium is a fibrovascular overgrowth of bulbar cunjonctiva over the cornea and may produce visual impairment. Many surgical techniques and adjunctive therapies have been proposed but recurrence remains frequent. MATERIALS AND METHODS We report a prospective study of 52 eyes treated by limbal conjunctival autograft for primary and recurrent(More)
UNLABELLED Devic neuromyelitis optica (NMO) or Devic's syndrome is an uncommon clinical syndrome associating unilateral or bilateral optic neuritis and transverse myelitis. Usually reported in adults, childhood cases constitute a distinctive clinical entity. CASE REPORT We report a case of NMO occurring in a 9-year-old girl, admitted for paraplegia,(More)
Turner's syndrome (TS) affects about 1/2500 female infants born alive. The syndrome results from total or partial absence of one of the two X chromosomes normally present in females. We report the results of a retrospective analysis of 89 cases of TS observed during a six-year period (2000-2005). The patients' age ranged from two days to 51 years at the(More)
PURPOSE Demodex folliculorum has been incriminated in the development of blepharitis although much controversy persists. Certain authors suggest that Demodex is a direct pathogen in chronic palpebral conditions while others consider the saprophyte to be innocuous to skin. METHODS We conducted a prospective study of eyelashes in 100 persons, searching for(More)
PURPOSE The surgical management of pterygium is often complicated by recurrence of disease. The goal of this study was to compare three different surgical techniques used for the treatment of pterygium. METHOD We propose a prospective and partly retrospective study on 167 cases of pterygium 151 were primary and 16 were recurrent, treated between 1(More)
OBJECTIVE Specify the clinical and progressive characteristics of acute rupture of hydatid cysts in the peritoneum. METHOD We retrospectively studied patients who had undergone surgery for a hydatid cyst (HC) of the abdomen between January 1990 and December 2000 and in whom the exploration had confirmed the diagnosis of acute rupture of a hydatid cyst in(More)
UNLABELLED Gaucher's disease is one of the rare lysosomial disease that could receive substitutive enzymatic treatment which may improve considerably the prognosis of certain forms. The purpose of this work is to study the epidemiology of the disease in Tunisia, to highlight the diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties and also to precise our subsequent(More)
Steroid 11β-hydroxylase deficiency is the second most common cause of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, resulting in virilization, glucocorticoid deficiency and hypertension. The 11β-hydroxylase enzyme is encoded by the CYP11B1 gene and mutations in this gene are responsible for this disease. The aim of this study was to characterize mutations in the CYP11B1(More)