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OBJECTIVES This descriptive study had for objective to describe the epidemiological, clinical, therapeutic, and evolutionary aspects of the association cholera and pregnancy during the cholera epidemic in Senegal in 2004 and 2005. MATERIAL AND METHOD We analyzed the files of pregnant women admitted in the infectious diseases department of the Fann(More)
Between October 2004 and March 2006, a series of cholera outbreaks occurred in the West African nation of Senegal. The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze these outbreaks as a basis for prevention and control. A total of 29556 cases were reported during the 18-month epidemic. The attack rate ranged from 0.6 to 100 per 10(4) inhabitants(More)
OBJECTIVE We determined the risk factors and incidence of clinical events associated with suboptimal immune reconstitution (SIR) defined by an increase in CD4 inferior to 50 cells/μL, from inclusion up to six months of antiretroviral treatment (ARVT), in patients with an undetectable viral load (<50 copies/mL). METHODS Logistic regression and Cox's(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors had for aim to evaluate the clinical and immunological response as well as the tolerance to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-2 infected patients. DESIGN A retrospective chart review was made from August 1998 to August 2004. RESULTS 188 patients were on protease inhibitor based regimen. 153 (81.38%) were HIV-1 and 35 (18.62%) HIV-2(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGY The delay in the diagnosis of HIV infection is a major obstacle to optimal care for this disease. To deal with this problem, we conducted this study among newly diagnosed HIV patients hospitalized in the Fann University Hospital Infectious Diseases Clinic in Dakar. The epidemiological, clinical, biological and outcome aspects are(More)
The purpose of this retrospective study was to describe epidemiological, clinical, bacteriological and outcome features of purulent meningitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in adult patients hospitalized in the infectious diseases clinic of the Fann University Hospital in Dakar, Senegal from 1995 to 2004. A total of 73 cases of pneumococcal meningitis(More)
Ten years after the introduction of the Senegalese Antiretroviral Drug Access Initiative in 1998, we conducted a retrospective study of the epidemiological and clinical profiles and outcome of HIV-infected patients hospitalized in the Infectious Diseases Clinic of Fann Teaching Hospital in Dakar between 2007 and 2008. During these 2 years, 527 HIV-positive(More)
In Senegal, the free distribution of sulfadoxine pyrimethamine during antenatal care is recommended to remove the disparity in the context of intermittent preventive treatment against malaria. The objective of this study was thus to identify factors influencing access to treatment in a situation of abolition of user fees. It was a cross-sectional and(More)
During the cholera epidemic that occurred in Dakar, Senegal in 2004, we treated a total of 593 confirmed or suspected cases in our department. The purpose of this report is to describe epidemiologic, clinical, bacteriologic and therapeutic aspects of these cases. Study was conducted at the infectious diseases clinic from October 11 to December 20, 2004.(More)