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The purpose of this retrospective study was to obtain data on the epidemiology, clinical features, and outcome of bacterial dermohypodermitis (BDH) observed in a hospital setting hospital in Lomé, Togo. Cases of BDH treated in dermatology and internal medicine of the Lomé university hospital center from January 1999 to December 2009 were reviewed. A total(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiological, clinical, therapeutic profile and the outcome of Buruli ulcer (BU) in the National Reference Center for Buruli ulcer treatment (NRCBUT) in Togo. It was a retrospective and descriptive study of records of patients treated for BU in the NRCBUT between June 2007 and December 2010. During the study(More)
In order to determine the rate and the different causes of mortality associated with HIV/AIDS in health-care facilities we conducted a prospective study between 1 April and 30 September 2010 in the six health regions of Togo. We rationalized the choice of the healthcare facilities in order to cover the entire national territory. During the study period,(More)
BACKGROUND Acute bacterial cellulitis of the leg (erysipelas) is a common problem involving considerable morbidity in dermatology practice in Africa. Previous studies conducted in Europe and North Africa have highlighted lymphoedema and toe-web intertrigo as independent factors associated with leg erysipelas. The aim of this case-control study was to(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to document epidemiological features, outcomes, and aetiologies of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) in a teaching hospital in Lomé, Togo. METHOD A retrospective study of patients with SJS/TEN treated from January 2002 to April 2009 in a teaching hospital in Lomé was conducted. (More)
The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and list of drugs responsible for fixed drug eruption (FDE) in Lomé (Togo). A descriptive retrospective study of patients with FDE treated from January 2006 to November 2011 in dermatology service at the teaching hospital of Lomé (Togo) was conducted. During the study period, 321 cases of FDE were(More)
Basidiobolomycosis is a deep mycosis which preferentially affects rural young people in tropical countries. We report a case of basidiobolomycosis successfully treated with ketoconazole. It was a 9-year-old boy of rural origin in whom the diagnosis of basidiobolomycosis was suspected due to a deep skin infiltration involving the chest and neck. Histology(More)
This general review of the biomedical literature indexed on Medline (PubMed) and Pascal (INIST) over the past 40 years (1970-2010), supplemented by some unindexed studies, found 89 articles published about basidiobolomycosis. These case reports (n = 67) and series (n = 22) described 172 cases of basidiobolomycosis (84 in Asia, 47 in tropical Africa, 25 in(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the relative frequency and trends of skin cancers in Togo. METHOD The records of patients with primitive skin cancers diagnosed in the pathology laboratory of Lomé teaching hospital from 1994 to 2005 were reviewed. RESULTS During the study period, 223 cases of skin cancers were recorded.(More)