Saida Benamour

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The authors have reviewed the records of 316 patients with Behcet's disease diagnosed between 1981 and 1989 in the Internal Medicine Department of Casablanca's University Hospital, Morocco. Males aged between 20 and 40 years (78 percent) were most frequently affected (71 percent of the cases). All patients presented with muco-cutaneous lesions, including(More)
OBJECTIVES To gain additional knowledge on the joint manifestations of Behçet's disease, with special attention to unusual forms. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective review of 340 cases with joint manifestations identified among 601 cases of Behçet's disease seen over a 15-year period. All the patients met International Study Group for Behçet's disease(More)
A retrospective study of 404 cases of rheumatoid arthritis seen in a department of internal medicine in Casablanca highlights a number of specific features of the disease in Morocco. Onset occurred early and mean age of patients was 34.4 years. Analysis of joint manifestations showed that the disease tended to be mild in the hips and perhaps in the cervical(More)
INTRODUCTION The macular damage in Behçet's disease requires particular attention because of its poor prognosis. PURPOSE The purpose of our study was to specify the frequency of macular alterations in Behçet's disease and discuss the clinical, physiopathological and therapeutic aspects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Our report is based on 244 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To set-up an international cohort of patients suspected with Behçet's disease (BD). The cohort is aimed at defining an algorithm for definition of the disease in children. METHODS International experts have defined the inclusion criteria as follows: recurrent oral aphthosis (ROA) plus one of following-genital ulceration, erythema nodosum,(More)
INTRODUCTION Neurological involvement is well described in Behçet's Disease (BD), with variable prevalence of 5.3 to 30p.cent. The purpose of this retrospective study was to analyze the clinical patterns of neuro-Behçet (NB) and to compare them with different clinical features of 925 BD registered in the same period and the literature. METHODS All(More)
OBJECTIVE Osteo-articular sarcoidosis may be evoked in the presence of peripheral articular manifestations or bone lesions that are sometimes asymptomatic. The aim of this work is to describe clinical and progressive features of sarcoidosis with osteo-articular involvement. METHODS Our retrospective study concerned 18 patients presenting with(More)
PURPOSE Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease is a rare systemic affection characterised by the association of ocular inflammatory manifestations and extra ocular lesions such as meningismus, tegumentary or auditory findings observed in pigmented population. Auto-immune origin of this syndrome is probable; a T-lymphocyte-mediated autoimmune process is directed(More)
Still's Disease of the adult is a systemic disease that the cause is unknown. If the pediatric forms are frequent, the affection of the adult is rare and its diagnosis is difficult. The purpose of this study is to analyse the features of the clinical evolution of adult Still's disease and to compare our results with the literature. It is a retrospective(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this paper is to compare our results with the literature and to discuss some therapeutical aspects of the disease. METHODS This retrospective study concerned 520 cases of Behçet's disease followed by internal diseases department and ophthalmology service of U.H.C. Averroes (Casablanca, Morocco) during 10 years. RESULTS There were 432(More)