Raouf Dhaoui

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BACKGROUND Risk factors for erysipelas (cellulitis) were rarely evaluated in controlled studies. Regional variations of these risk factors have never be assessed. OBJECTIVE To assess risk factors for erysipelas of the leg in Tunisia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Case-control study in seven hospital centers in Tunisia. Cases were 114 consecutive patients with(More)
The authors report on 3 cases of post-traumatic pancreatic pseudocysts in children. Complete healing occurred with non-operative conservative treatment and total parenteral nutrition. Daily follow-up with clinical evaluation, abdominal ultrasound and lab exams are detailed under definite criteria of selection and follow-up. This mode of treatment might be(More)
An association between a common deletion comprising the late cornified envelope LCE3B and LCE3C genes (LCE3C_LCE3B-del) and psoriasis has been reported in Caucasian and Asian populations. To investigate whether this deletion plays a role in the genetic of psoriasis in Tunisian population, we determined the LCE3C_LCE3B-del genotype in 180 Ps patients and 208(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is a relapsing chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting all population groups, with a peak prevalence of 3% in northern European and Scandinavian caucasians. Epidemiological studies have implicated a genetic component to psoriasis. In the past 12 years multiple genome-wide linkage analyses have identified putative susceptibility loci(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, it has been shown that a deletion in the late cornified envelope (LCE) gene cluster (LCE3C_LCE3B-del) is associated with susceptibility to psoriasis in European and Asian populations. However, no study of this deletion has been performed in the North African population. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether this(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of all forms of psoriasis remains obscure. Segregation analysis and twin studies together with ethnic differences in disease frequency all point to an underlying genetic susceptibility to psoriasis, which is both complex and likely to reflect the action of a number of genes. MATERIALS AND METHODS In the present study, we(More)
Forty-five children admitted to the department of pediatric surgery at Strasbourg (France) from 1980 through 1989 were reported as being possible victims of abuse. The conditions of the hospital admission and nature of the injuries found are analyzed. On the basis of the data in the reports established by social workers and judicial authorities and in(More)
Two cases of haemorrhagic renal cyst presenting in the neonatal period are described. Ultrasound examination, excretory urogram, and MRI, gave diagnosis in the second case. The remarkable histopathologic pattern of these two cases has led to propose correct diagnosis of pure cystic mesoblastic nephroma, an unusual variety of mesoblastic nephroma.