Philippe Pointet

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A renin-secreting tumour has been observed in a 32-year-old female with severe hypertension known for 17 years. The excision of the tumour lead to the complete normalisation of the blood pressure. Histological examination showed that the tumour was benign, contained secretion granules at different stages of maturation, and derived from the juxta-glomerular(More)
A study of the clinical, etiological and histological features of the nephrotic syndrome occurring in 76 adults aged over 60 was performed. Membranous nephropathy was the most frequent type (40%). 32% of the cases of membranous nephropathy were associated with another disease which was a malignant one in 22% of the cases. In 2 cases a renal vein thrombosis(More)
Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa is a genetic skin disease of which the recessive subtype also named Hallopeau-Siemens is the most severe. It is due to lack of expression of type VII collagen which is essential for dermal anchoring. Severe obstructive uropathies of the urethral and bladder area may occur during the first years of life, in relation to local(More)
A 29 year-old female patient developed severe arterial hypertension in the beginning of her second pregnancy. Investigations performed at 16 weeks of amenorrhea showed hypokaliemia in relation to severe hyperreninism: plasma active renin was 25 fold normal value, 94% as prorenin (prorenin representing 94% of total renin). Radiological investigations(More)
CLINICAL SETTING Purulent collections in the pleural cavity usually occur as complications of pneumonia in immunodeficient or socially underprivileged patients. PUNCTURE ASPIRATION The key to diagnosis, pleural aspiration is indicated in case of sufficiently abundant collections, especially in patients with fever. Exploratory puncture is a therapeutic(More)
Antigens were isolated from lysates of promastigotes of Leishmania infantum by electro-elution from polyacrylamide gels. Antigens with respective molecular weights for F2 = 94-67 kd; F5 = 30-20 kd and F6 below 20 kd, were injected intravenously in C 57 BL/6 mice. The immune sera were studied by indirect immunofluorescence; an in vivo test showed their(More)