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INTRODUCTION Tuberculous peritonitis, a major problem in developing country, occurs preferentially in immigrant population and in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Although rare in France, it did not disappear and epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic approach deserve to be reminded. EXEGESIS We reported 4 patients (immigrants(More)
To date, intravenous immunoglobulin (IvIg) has more often been considered as a safe medication. However, with the wider use of IvIg, severe side effects have also been reported to occur in IvIg-treated patients, notably aseptic meningitis. Other neurological complications have more rarely been described in patients receiving IvIg therapy, e.g. stroke or(More)
INTRODUCTION We report a new case of pneumonia and bacteremia due to Yersinia enterocolitica (YE) in a diabetic patient with HLA-B27 positive spondylarthritis. OBSERVATION A 75-year-old man was admitted for a pneumonia. He was suffering from HLA-B27 positive spondylarthritis and stable diabetes mellitus. Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid was ineffective.(More)
Alemtuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody directed against lymphocytes through the CD-52 receptor, an antigen being found on > 95% of peripheral blood lymphocytes and monocytes, and to a smaller extent on granulocytes. It is an effective immunotherapeutic agent in patients with malignancies such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, B cell chronic lymphocytic(More)
Skeletal muscle involvement is uncommon in lymphoma, occurring in less than 1.5% of patients. We report the original case of a 61-year-old man who presented with pseudotumoral muscle lesions of the lower limbs, revealing non-Hodgkin T-cell lymphoma. In our patient, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was useful in clearly revealing the detailed anatomic extent(More)
INTRODUCTION Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are an efficient therapy, being widely used by physicians. In 2004, cost of PPIs' therapy was as high as 748 millions of euros (for The Caisse primaire d'Assurance Maladie) in France. Although validated indications of PPIs are well known, numerous un-necessary prescriptions of PPIs are common. The aim of this(More)
INTRODUCTION Takayasu arteritis has been described in association with various auto-immune disorders (mainly inflammatory digestive tract diseases). However, only few cases of Takayasu arteritis associated with sarcoidosis have been reported, raising the question of an association by chance. EXEGESIS We report the case of a 26-year old woman with a 1-year(More)