Nabiha Mahdhaoui

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During the period of 9-27 March 2001, Pseudomonas putida strains were recovered from 10 neonates hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit of Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse (Tunisia). Seven neonates developed bacteraemia, and three had an umbilical catheter-related infection (without bacteraemia). A total of 18 isolates were cultured from blood (N =(More)
UNLABELLED Symptoms of the late infantile form of type II glycogen storage disease are mainly due to functional impairment of skeletal muscle. Cardiac muscle can be involved in the late stage of the disease. CASE REPORT We report the cases of two siblings seven and 12 years old with type II glycogen storage disease. The initial symptoms were hypertrophic(More)
BACKGROUND Renal involvement is frequent in neonates with perinatal asphyxia. It is correlated with the severity of neurological damage and seems to worsen the long-term neurological outcome. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of renal failure after perinatal asphyxia, to precise the relationship between severity of cerebral(More)
UNLABELLED Congenital cutaneous candidiasis presenting at birth is very uncommon and is due to intra-uterine infection. The systemic form has to be considered when cutaneous signs are associated with sepsis symptoms. CASE REPORT A female infant was born by vaginal delivery at 35 weeks' gestation to a mother whose pregnancy had been complicated by urinary(More)
Congenital epulis or congenital gingival cell tumour is a rare tumour in the neonate. It arises from the gingival mucosa. This benign condition can be life threatening when obstructive. In this report, a case of a male neonate, with features of obstructive congenital epulis arising from both maxillary and mandibular alveolar ridge, interfering with(More)
Congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasis (CPL) is a rare condition in neonates characterized by abnormal dilatation of the lymphatics draining the interstitial and subpleural spaces of the lungs. Diagnosis is difficult in the neonatal period because respiratory features and radiological findings are not specific of the disease. Definitive diagnosis of CPL can(More)
Ectopic intrathoracic kidney is a very rare congenital anomaly, which is often asymptomatic and discovered incidentally on chest radiography. Diagnosis of this ectopia in the neonatal period is extremely rare. We report the case of a female infant admitted for mild respiratory distress at birth in relation with maternofetal infection in whom a right(More)
Chylothorax is defined as accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the pleural space. Chylothorax in the neonatal period can be classified into three distinct categories: congenital chylothorax (CC), syndromic or malformative chylothorax (MC) and postoperative chylothorax (CO). Although rare, chylothorax is the most common cause of pleural effusions in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Congenital heart defects are the most common congenital malformations in the newborn with an estimated incidence ranging between 6-9 ‰. In Tunisia, this incidence reaches 1.9 ‰. This can be explained by misdiagnosed cases. In fact, the diagnosis is based mainly on clinical examination which allows making the diagnosis only in 50 in 75 % of the(More)