Sayda Ben Becher

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UNLABELLED Crohn's disease occur mainly in adults. However, pediatric onset forms are not rare and have many characteristics. AIM to study clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic and evolutive characteristics of crohn's disease in tunisian children. METHODS Retrospective multicenter study conducted in 10 pediatric departments on a period of 10 years(More)
BACKGROUND Sydenham's chorea was the most common form of acquired chorea in childhood. Its incidence has declined since the use of antibiotics. The aim of our study was to determine the hospital incidence of this disease and to illustrate the clinical characteristics and outcome of this disease in Tunisia. POPULATION Retrospective study of 15 cases of(More)
Recurrent multifocal periostosis of childhood is an infrequent disease. All cases reported to date have been sporadic. A familial form affecting three siblings is reported herein. Clinical and biologic features were similar to those described in the previously reported cases. This case is of particular interest for two reasons: 1) the pattern of familial(More)
UNLABELLED Gaucher's disease is one of the rare lysosomial disease that could receive substitutive enzymatic treatment which may improve considerably the prognosis of certain forms. The purpose of this work is to study the epidemiology of the disease in Tunisia, to highlight the diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties and also to precise our subsequent(More)
The aims of this study were to determine the contribution of commercial rapid antigen detection test (RADT) in the rapid diagnosis of pharyngitis caused by group A streptococci. A total of 292 children with pharyngitis was included. A duplicate throat swabs was taken simultaneously from each patient. One of them was used for RADT achievement and the other(More)
BACKGROUND The chronic primary adrenal insufficiency or Addison's disease is uncommon in children and belongs generally to a complex syndrome. AIM Study of the clinical and aetiological features of primary adrenal insufficiencies in children. METHODS In a retrospective study, we reviewed clinical and diagnostic data of all cases of Addison's disease(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors had for aim to analyze pertussis epidemiology in Tunisia by studying nasopharyngeal specimens of infants hospitalized in Tunis. METHODS Between march 2007 and march 2008, clinical nasopharyngeal samples were collected from infants with a suspected diagnosis of whooping cough, pertussoid cough, or pertussis-like syndrome, admitted at(More)
We report the observations of three sisters with the same autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by growth retardation, microcephaly, mental deficiency, seizures, sensorineural hearing loss, and skin lesions. The congenital nature of these symptoms was confirmed by their high prevalence among other family members. This syndrome is one of the many(More)