Mohammed Aouni

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OBJECTIVES To describe a case of Behcet's uveitis associated with Kaposi's sarcoma occurring simultaneously in a patient and to review the literature on iatrogenic Kaposi's sarcoma. METHODS We describe the case of a 44-year-old Moroccan man, who developed a Kaposi's sarcoma 8 months after immunosuppressive therapy for ocular Behçet's disease. He was(More)
We report 162 cases of Behçet's disease, seen at the Internal Medicine Unit of Ibn Sina Hospital at Rabat, between January 1983 and June 1996. This series concerned 124 men et 38 women, Moroccans, whose mean age at first hospitalization was 32 years, and mean age at disease onset was 26 years. Diagnosis of Behçet's disease was established on Mason and(More)
INTRODUCTION HIV infection is associated with a wide variety of ophthalmic manifestations. The objective of this study was to identify the ocular complications of HIV/AIDS in Morocco. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective study conducted in the internal medicine department of the Rabat Teaching Hospital between 1998 and 2008. All HIV-positive patients were(More)
Behçet's disease (BD) is an uncommon cause of fever of unknown origin. We report two cases, both involving 42-year-old males, who initially presented with prolonged fever and who were ultimately diagnosed as having BD after a delay of 12 and 21 months, respectively. Both patients developed pulmonary aneurysms. Although fevers resolved after therapy, both(More)
Sub-acute combined degeneration (SCD) is a rare cause of demyelination of the dorsal and lateral columns of the spinal cord and is a neurological complication due to vitamin B12 deficiency. Revealing forms of SCD without anemia are rare. We report a case of SCD of the spinal cord in a 33-year-old woman without anemia but with a 10-month history of(More)
PURPOSE Takayasu's disease is a chronic inflammatory arteritis involving large vessels in young women. We studied Moroccan patients to evaluate clinical, biological, radiological and evolution features of this disease in our country. METHODS Forty-seven patients with Takayasu's arteritis were studied retrospectively between 1988 et 1999. RESULTS In our(More)
A 22-year-old woman with a history of gestational toxicosis and oral contraceptive use for 3 years reported progressive vague abdominal pain and vomiting over a 2-day period, without constipation, followed by rectal bleeding. On physical examination in the emergency department, the patient was afebrile, her blood pressure was 110/70 mm Hg and her pulse rate(More)
INTRODUCTION Giant cell arteritis of the limbs is rarely reported. It may be underestimated because it is usually asymptomatic. The aim of this study was to describe the distinctive features of this involvement. METHODS Retrospective study of 50 patients with giant cell arteritis diagnosed from January 1985 to December 2007, satisfying the American(More)
UNLABELLED INTRODUCTION The occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus has been only rarely reported in patients with sickle-cell disease. CASE PRESENTATION We describe the case of a 23-year-old North-African woman with sickle-cell disease and systemic lupus erythematosus, and discuss the pointers to the diagnosis of this combination of conditions and(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiac thromboses are unusual in the course of Behçet's disease and are frequently associated with endomyocardial fibrosis of the right heart. Vascular pulmonary involvement with either pulmonary aneurysm or parenchyma alterations is also often observed. However, pathogenesis of thromboses occurring in the course of Behçet's disease is still(More)