Sonia Mazigh Mrad

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UNLABELLED Esophageal burns are frequent in some countries. Esophageal stricture is a severe complication after caustic ingestion. Its frequency is estimated to 5% and reaches 47% in severe esophagitis. AIM OF THE STUDY To study the influence of management of severe esophageal burns with high doses of steroids in the occurrence of esophageal stricture(More)
BACKGROUND Abdominal tuberculosis is a rare location of this infection with a lot of diagnostic difficulties. The aim of this study was to review our experience of pediatric abdominal tuberculosis with that of the literature data. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective study was conducted over a 7-year period; 10 cases of abdominal tuberculosis in children(More)
AIM To assess the prevalence of gastric atrophy (GA) in Tunisia (a high prevalence region for Helicobacter pylori), and describe its histological, clinical and endoscopic features in children. METHODS 345 children, 151 male and 194 female, mean age 8.6 +/- 3.7 years, underwent upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy with gastric biopsies for recurrent(More)
We report an unusual variant of Lemierre's Syndrome (LS) in a 10-year-old-girl admitted to the intensive care unit for septic shock with meningitis. The primary infection was otitis media. A gram negative bacillus was identified in the direct exam of the purulent ear discharge and the cerebrospinal fluid but cultures were negative. Computerized tomography(More)
UNLABELLED Helicobacter pylori infection is frequent in children. The eradication rate is variable, it is influenced by resistance of the bacteria to the antibiotics used. The aim of this study was to determine the resistance rate of the most commonly used antibiotics among helicobacter pylori (Hp) strains isolated in infected children. PATIENTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Corrosive oesophagitis stricture is the long term complication of severe corrosive oesophagitis. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of a high doses of steroids on incidence and quality of oesophageal stricture. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed the case histories of 28 children seen at children hospital from 31 December 1991 to 31(More)
BACKGROUND Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is currently considered the first line diagnostic procedure chosen for Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding (UGIB) since 1970. However, studies are still limited in our country. AIM Finding out the most common causes of UGIB in children and whether the causes differed according to age in developing and developed(More)
Elevated serum levels of transaminases must always be considered as an abnormal finding in children. Drugs and toxins must be eliminated first as possible hepatotoxic agents or co-factors. Antiviral hepatitis A immunoglobulin M serology is the first test to perform. However, others viruses with spontaneous benign courses are the most frequent cause. Only if(More)
Variceal bleeding is the most common cause of severe gastrointestinal bleeding in chilhood. Biliary atresia and portal venous obstruction are the most common causes. The patients with acute bleeding, pharmacotherapy with octreotide should be used immediately. All of these patients should undergo therapeutic endoscopy with band ligation. All children(More)
Only few cases of nephrotic syndrome associated with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) have been reported in the adult and pediatric literature. A 3-year-old boy was initially admitted to our hospital following five days of progressive weakness of his extremities, fatigue, right leg pain and numbness. There was no past history of renal or neurological disease.(More)