Myriam Morcos

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Our study was done to assess the value of administration of vitamin D to tuberculous children. The study included twenty four newly diagnosed tuberculous children; eleven males and thirteen females. Their age ranged from one and half to thirteen years. Thirteen patients were extra thoracic type of T.B., while only seven were intrathoracic and the rest were(More)
The epidemiology of serogroup X meningococcal meningitis in Africa is unknown. During a serogroup X meningococcus outbreak in Kenya, case finding involved record review at health facilities and interviews with health workers and community leaders in West Pokot district. An age- and location-matched case-control study for risk factors was done. From December(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) infection has a worldwide distribution. The aim of this study was to establish its prevalence in Egyptian children with chronic liver disease, and its role in the development and progress of hepatic illness. METHODS A prospective study of 45 Egyptian children who had liver cirrhosis (n = 24) or chronic hepatitis (n =(More)
AIM Etest (AB Biodisk, Solna, Sweden) is a new rapid and accurate alternative for susceptibility testing. It also can measure the minimal inhibitory concentration. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of drug-resistant Mycobacterium TB (MT) in newly diagnosed tuberculous Egyptian children, and to determine the effectiveness of the Etest to(More)
AIM The environmental exposure of farm children to micro-organisms in dust has been related to a reduced prevalence of asthma and atopy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between settled dust endotoxin and development of asthma and/or atopy in rural and urban school children. METHODS A comparative study was conducted on 40 rural and 40(More)
Shigella flexneri is one of the agents most frequently linked to diarrheal illness in developing countries and often causes outbreaks in settings with poor hygiene or sanitary conditions. Travel is one of the means by which S. flexneri can be imported into developed countries, where this pathogen is not commonly seen. A robust and discriminatory subtyping(More)
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