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The infection caused by the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus leads to the development of hydatic disease. It is the most frequent mediterranean parasitic infection that commonly affects the liver and rarely involves multiple organs. Herein, we report an exceptional and confusing presentation of hepatopulmonary and splenic hydatidosis due to Echinococcus(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe an electroclinical presentation of a peripheral neuropathy in a patient who suffered from vitamin B12 deficiency. PATIENT AND METHODS We report the case of a 56-year-old man who, 17 years after a subtotal gastrectomy, presented with a diffuse sensory-motor demyelinating peripheral neuropathy with multifocal alteration of conduction(More)
BACKGROUND Although primary resistance to metronidazole remains high (56,8%), it is more widely used than clarithromycin as a firstline Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) treatment in the common Tunisian practice. AIM To compare the eradication rate in two protocols including clarithromycin versus metronidazole in Tunisian adults. METHODS From July 2005 to(More)
Anemia induced by digestive diseases refers to anemia due to iron deficiency. Conventional gastrointestinal diagnostic workup fails to establish the cause of iron deficiency in about one third of patients. Abnormal iron absorption is increasingly recognized as an important cause of unexplained iron deficiency. The importance of coeliac disease as a possible(More)
Although gastresophageal reflux disease (GERD) is highly prevalent in Western countries, we have very little data about it in African countries. The aim of the study is to determine the prevalence and severity of GERD symptoms among Tunisian subjects and report its characteristics, consultation rate, management modes, as well as patients' satisfaction. Five(More)
INTRODUCTION Cowden syndrome is a rare cancer predisposition syndrome inherited in an autosomal-dominant fashion. The syndrome is characterized by hamartomatous polyps that affect multiple organs: skin, mucous membranes, thyroid, breast, gastrointestinal tract, endometrium and brain. It is also associated with an increased risk of developing malignancy in(More)
UNLABELLED PRÉREQUIS: Viral hepatitis is a public health problem in many parts of the globe. In Tunisia, the respective responsibility of five viruses (HAV, HDV, HBV, HCV and HEV) in the genesis of acute hepatitis in adults is only roughly indicated in the absence of suitable serological studies, given as important to plan appropriate preventive strategies.(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is a particular form of functional renal failure which may develop in patients with liver cirrhosis. Recent advances in the understanding of the biology of vasoactive mediators and the physiology of microcirculation have allowed to better anticipate its pathophysiological mechanisms. AIM To review new advances in the(More)