Ridha Mahouachi

Learn More
Chronic respiratory diseases involve a heterogenous group of diseases, including, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, sleep apnea syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, and many occupational diseases. They affect more than one billion people worldwide. Their medical, social, and economic impacts are heavy, especially in developing countries(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis is a frequent infectious disease in Tunisia. The estimated case rate is 22.3 per 100,000 inhabitants. The risk of tuberculosis is 2 to 6 times greater in patients with diabetes. The purpose of this study was to analyze the particularities in the etiology, diagnosis and bacteriologic course of pulmonary tuberculosis in patients with(More)
A 56-year-old patient with an uneventful history was hospitalized for investigation of recent dypnea. The physical examination was normal and chest X-ray showed localized interstitial lesions in the upper right lobe. Endoscopy showed evidence of diffuse infiltration of the bronchial mucosa and narrowing of the lumen. Transbronchial histology showed evidence(More)
Sternal tuberculosis is an uncommon condition. Few cases have been reported. We report the case of a 74-year-old man, presented with a swelling and pain of the anterior chest wall associated to worsening of general state. All routine investigations were normal. Chest radiograph in lateral view showed sternal and chest wall hypertrophy with spontaneous(More)
Pulmonary amyloidosis is a rather rare complication of multiple myeloma particularily the rare Ig D myeloma. It is often generalized and is seen in a late stage of the disease. We report a case of an Ig G myeloma complicated of a pulmonary amyloidosis in a 66-year-old man hospitalised for infectious pulmonary disease with a radiologic interstitial syndrome.(More)
In this retrospective study, the authors reviewed 31 cases of tracheobronchial foreign body in children ranging in age from one to 15 years, recruited in Ariana hospital since 1987. 74% of the patients were male, and only 26% were less than 3 years old. The foreign body is mostly revealed by a radio-clinical presentation of a feverish bronchopneumonia(More)