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BACKGROUND Onychomycosis is by far the most frequent cause of nail disease. We describe epidemiological and mycological features observed in the Tunis area in Tunisia. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data were collected from 292 nail samples performed in 255 patients with suspected onychomycosis. RESULTS Request for samples were made late, on the average 48 months(More)
Cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis (VL, CL) represent the most frequent vector-borne diseases in Tunisia. Their biological confirmation is necessary before the administration of restricting, expensive and toxic specific treatments. Retrospective evaluation of the contribution of Leishmania cultures on NNN medium in leishmaniasis diagnosis have been done(More)
Although malaria has been eradicated in Tunisia since 1979, the disease is still a health issue due to the persistence of mosquitoes and coexistence with a potential parasite reservoir in the form of imported cases. From 1999 to 2006, 98 cases of imported malaria were diagnosed at the Pasteur Institute in Tunis where nearly 30% of national cases are(More)
AIM Three forms of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) are endemic in Tunisia. The identification of the causative species is useful to complete epidemiological data and to manage the cases. The aim of this study is to assess PCR-RFLP technique in the identification of Leishmania species responsible of CL in Tunisia and to compare the results of this technique to(More)
In order to fight digestive and urinary parasitoses, a national program of surveillance has been founded. The screening of these parasitoses among the non permanent resident students in Tunisia (ENRPTS) is one of the main actions of this program. Among 2560 ENRPTS tested in the laboratory of Parasitologie of Institut Pasteur of Tunis, between 1998 and 2002,(More)
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