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The objective of this study is to describe the different aspects of tetanus during the past recent years in southern Vietnam: epidemiology, clinical picture, management, and death risk factors. It is a retrospective study concerning 389 cases admitted in 2007 and 2008 at the reference Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City. 93% of all cases were(More)
SETTING Vietnam is one of the 22 countries with the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB). Although its National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) is effective, there is no ongoing surveillance of drug resistance. OBJECTIVE To establish the first step of a surveillance programme on anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in Haiphong, the third largest city in Vietnam.(More)
Drug resistance surveillance and trend monitoring resistance rates bring some insights into tuberculosis (TB) control. The current study reports the characteristics of TB and drug resistance during a 10-yr prospective surveillance of culture-positive TB in France. Data for the current study was collected from 1995-2004 via a sentinel network of laboratories(More)
OBJECTIVES The study objective was to assess the lethality rates and the predictive factors for death in AIDS patients infected by Penicillium marneffei (Pm) in Hai Phong, Vietnam. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was conducted by reviewing 103 medicals records of confirmed cases from June 2006 to August 2009. RESULTS Penicilliosis-related mortality(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze all new pulmonary tuberculosis cases and to assess the frequency and consequences of associated diabetes mellitus. Although apparently distinct, these two diseases could be linked, as suspected since decades. The context is the persistent endemicity of tuberculosis and the recent emergence of diabetes, two major health(More)
We examined the potential for HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) transmission across persons who inject drugs (PWID), men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) and female commercial sex workers (CSW) PWID and the potential for sexual transmission of HIV from PWID to the general population in Hai Phong, Viet Nam. Using respondent driven and convenience sampling we recruited(More)
In France, surveillance of anti-tuberculosis drug resistance is performed by the Azay-Mycobacteria network, representing 30% of all culture-positive cases. We sought to validate administrative and clinical data gathered by the network in 2004 and to produce corrected resistance rates accounting for the observed misclassification. We reviewed a 10% sample of(More)
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