Saoussen Zrour-Hassen

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The aim of this retrospective study is to assess the frequency of HLA-B27 and HLA-B51 in healthy subjects from the center of Tunisia and to investigate their usefulness in the diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and Behçet's disease (BD), respectively. Microlymphocytotoxicity test was used to perform serologic HLA typing in a group of 124 healthy(More)
INTRODUCTION Tumoral calcinosis is a rare complication of chronic hemodialysis whose mechanism is incompletely understood. The treatment is challenging and should target the main precipitating factors, most notably secondary hyperparathyroidism and calcium-phosphate (Ca x P) product elevation. CASE REPORT In this 41-year-old patient, tumoral calcinosis(More)
Bone fluorosis is a rare metabolic disease characterized by massive bone fixation of fluorine. It is seen endemically around phosphate mines in North Africa. Neurologic complications, such as medullar compression may rarely reveal the disease. We report a case of cervical myelopathy due to bone fluorosis causing tetraparesis. Medullar compression was caused(More)
BACKGROUND The fracture risk assessment tool (FRAXTM), published in February 2008, is developed based on the use of clinical risk factors with or without bone mineral density tests. AIM To calculate the FRAX tool in a cohort of Tunisian patients in whom bone mineral density (BMD) was assessed by dual X ray absorptiometry (DXA); to correlate this score to(More)
The aim of this study is to determine the safety of commonly prescribed antirheumatic drugs at childbearing age, in pregnancy and lactation, through systematic literature review. Patients who take cytotoxic drugs should be informed of the risks of impared fertility. During pregnancy, non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be safely administered(More)
BACKGROUND Adult-onset Still's disease (ASD) is an uncommon clinical entity. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, characterized by a clinical triad of intermittent fever spikes, evanescent rash, and either arthralgia or arthritis. Destructive arthritis more commonly affects the hips, wrists, tarsal joints and cervical spine. AIM To report an unusual case of(More)
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