Sidi Mohamed Ghaber

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There is no data available on the ABO/Rh(D) frequencies in the Mauritanian population. We retrospectively analysed records of a 5-year database that contained ABO/Rh phenotype and ethnic origin of 10 116 volunteers giving blood at the national blood transfusion centre to derive the frequencies of ABO/Rh(D) groups in the Mauritanian population. The two race(More)
Of 1050 Mauritanian blood donors screened from the two main racial groups, i.e., the Moors and Black Africans, 60 were found to carry Hb S [β6(A3)Glu→Val, GAG>GTG], giving a global frequency of 5.71%. The prevalence observed in the Black African Mauritanians (10.69%) is almost five times that found in the Moor group (2.25%). Four of the five main β(S)(More)
Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an arbovirus caused by an RNA virus belonging to family Bunyaviridae (genus phlebovirus). It is a zoonosis that primarily affects animals but it also has the capacity to infect humans, either by handling meat, runts of sick animals or, indirectly, by the bite of infected mosquitoes (Aedes sp, Anopheles sp, Culex sp). In most(More)
Osteoporosis-pseudoglioma (OPPG) syndrome is a very rare autosomal recessive disorder, caused by mutations in the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 (LRP5) gene. It manifests by severe juvenile osteoporosis with congenital or infancy-onset visual loss. We describe a case of OPPG due to novel mutation in LRP5 gene, occurring in a female(More)
To the Editor: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) was first described in Crimea in 1944 and in the Congo in 1969. Since then, many cases in humans have been reported from different regions (1–3). The disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected tick or by direct contact with blood or tissue from infected humans and livestock. We(More)
INTRODUCTION Staphilococcus aureus is a leading pathogen for humans causing a variety of infections such as skin, urinary tract and lung infections as well as sepsis. This study aims to evaluate the susceptibility of community-acquired strains of Staphylococcus aureus, isolated from various pathological products, compared with major antibiotics used in(More)
INTRODUCTION A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a frequent pathology in outpatients and admitted patients as well. In recent years, there has been an increase in the resistance of germs responsible for UTI to tested antibiotics, particularly because of the emergence of Enterobacteria secreting extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL). OBJECTIVE The aim of(More)
Résumé Introduction: Staphylocoque aureus reste un pathogène majeur de l'homme causant des infections très diverses, cutanées, urinaires, pulmonaires ainsi que des septicémies. L'objectif de ce travail est d'évaluer la sensibilité des souches communautaires de Staphylococcus aureus isolées dans différents produits pathologiques vis-à-vis des principaux(More)
Résumé La fièvre de la vallée du Rift (FVR) est une arbovirose due à un virus à ARN appartenant à la famille de Bunyaviridae (genre phlebovirus). C’est une zoonose touchant principalement les animaux mais pouvant aussi contaminer l'homme, soit directement par la manipulation des viandes ou avortons d’animaux malades ou indirectement par la piqure de(More)
Using direct DNA sequencing, we identified the codon 24 (A > T) (HBB: c.72T > A, p.Gly24Gly), mutation in two out of 15 Mauritanian β-thalassemia (β-thal) carriers. Both were of Black origin and had hematological indices compatible with mild β-thal minor. Could this variant be more common than expected in the Black Mauritanian population?
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