Sayda Ben Becher

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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)
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)
UNLABELLED Childhood uveitis is a rare but serious disease that may causes visual loss. Causes are various and an underlying disease is not always found. PURPOSE To analyse clinical features and prognosis of uveitis in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective, descriptive study of cases observed in a general pediatric unit over a period of 15(More)
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)
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)
The authors report a case of partial Currarino syndrome in a three and a half year old child with a left hemisacrum agenesis and a presacral mature teratoma. The special aspect of the observation was the apparition of repetitive polymicrobial purulent meningitis (Escherichia coli, Streptococcus B, Haemophilus influenzae) treated several times with(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)
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)
BACKGROUND Cholestasis in infant constitutes an heterogeneous group of disease; diagnosis and management are often difficult. THE AIM of the study is to describe clinical, paraclinical characteristics and outcome of infants hospitalized for cholestasis in children's Hospital of Tunis. METHODS A retrospective study of 94 infants with cholestasis was(More)