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Results of a study of trigeminal nerve impairment resulting from trichloroethylene intoxication by the somatosensory-evoked potential method reveal three kinds of abnormalities: increased stimulation voltage, excessive latency delay with morphological abnormalities, and excessive graph amplitude. These abnormalities confirm clinical disturbance (hypesthesia(More)
Summary - In the last few years, the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy has radically modified the prognosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Osteonecrosis and osteoporosis are among the bone complications recently described in HIV-infected patients. We report a preliminary study comparing 47 HIV-infected patients (31 men and 16(More)
The Analyse Infections Respiratoires (AIR) II study is a prospective, multicentre survey of the management of lower respiratory tract infections in patients aged 15-65 yrs by general practitioners (GPs) in France. To obtain real-time data recording, practitioners were required to submit an anonymous copy of their drug prescriptions. They were then(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of bullous eruption at and far from the site of aciclovir injection. CASE REPORT A 50-year-old man was treated with intravenous aciclovir for Herpes simplex meningoencephalitis. Ten days after treatment onset, blisters appeared on his right forearm, at and far from the site of aciclovir injection. DISCUSSION This adverse(More)
Diffuse or multifocal tuberculosis (TB) accounts for 9% to 10% of cases of extrapulmonary TB and carries a poor prognosis with a mortality rate of 16% to 25%. Forty-nine cases of multifocal TB defined as involvement of two extrapulmonary sites with or without pulmonary TB were reviewed. Mean patient age (+/- SD) was 50 +/- 18 years. Twenty-three per cent of(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the epidemiological, clinical and diagnostic characteristics of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in western France observed from 1991 to 1993 in different patients populations (HIV+ infected patients, immunosuppressed non-HIV infected patients, non-immunosuppressed patients) and according to various localizations (lymph nodes, bone and(More)
Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia (INO), a dysfunction of the medial longitudinal fasciculus, is frequently seen in toxic coma (7 out of 70 cases). INO is most often bilateral and can be associated with different stages of coma. Such an association is a strong argument for the toxic etiology of a coma. But INO has no value in determining the source of(More)
BACKGROUND The AIR II study is a prospective multicentre assessing management of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in adults by general practitioners (GPs). Epidemiological studies generally address the prescriptions of antibiotics. To our knowledge, little is known about the real impact of non-antibiotic therapeutic prescriptions (defined here as(More)
The assay by immunoenzymatic method of the blood level of digoxine in 150 old people, (m = 79 years), hospitalized during one year shows a level of more than 2 ng/ml in 31 of them, (m = 2.91 ng/ml). However, the dosage is normal or low, m = 0.206 mg/j. A renal impairment often discussed is not the mechanism: 17 patients with a blood creatinine over 135(More)