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We have collected cases of iatrogenic meningitis managed in the Children's Hospital of Tunis, between January 1998 and December 2006. Clinical information about each patient were collected, all bacterial samples were investigated in the microbiology laboratory of the hospital. Bacterial isolates were identified according to conventional criteria. In the(More)
BACKGROUND Ureteral complications in Henoch-Schonlein's purpura are rare. They may post difficult problems of diagnosis. CASE REPORT Bilateral uretal stenosis revealed by low back pain, macroscopic hematuria, leukocyturia and renal failure appeared 15 days after the onset of Henoch-Schönlein purpura in a 14-year-old boy. It was confirmed by(More)
Nasal and upper respiratory tract obstruction in the neonatal period can result from a variety of conditions, and may be present with variable symptoms. Salivary gland anlage tumor, also referred as congenital pleomorphic adenoma, is a very rare benign congenital tumor of the nasopharynx, which may produce nasal obstruction and other associated, nonspecific(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)
The way in which bones are affected in cases of sickle-cell anemia is well known. Nevertheless, advances in treatment and in methods of transfusion mean that we are increasingly seeing cases of older patients with this disease. A retrospective analysis of 222 cases of sickle-cell anemia demonstrates the radiological appearance of the skeleton in the disease(More)
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung is rare. The microscopic findings distinguish low grade and high grade tumors. Conservative surgical resection is appropriate if possible for low grade tumors. For the high grade tumors, combined wide surgical resection and radiotherapy is recommended. We report 10 cases of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung (5 low(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiology, criteria for diagnosis and treatment of Helicobacter pylori (HP)-related infection in children are still debated. POPULATION AND METHODS A total of 130 children and teenagers who presented recurrent episodes of unexplained abdominal pain underwent an endoscopic examination. Gastric biopsies were studied for histology and search(More)
Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts is an autosomal recessive cerebral white-matter disorder in children. Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts is caused by mutation in the megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts gene 1. The authors report a case of a 2-year-old Tunisian boy who had presented(More)
A case of an acute life-threatening presentation of hemiconvulsion-hemiplegia-epilepsy (HHE) syndrome requiring an urgent decompressive hemicraniectomy is described. A 9 month-old baby had a status epilepticus following a sustained fever, leading to a comatose state and a right pupillary dilatation associated with a left hemiplegia. The MRI showed a(More)
BACKGROUND Cockayne syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder with dwarfism, mental retardation, and otherwise clinically heterogeneous features. Classically, the onset of Cockayne syndrome starts in the second year of life. The failure of RNA synthesis to recover to normal rates after UV-C irradiation provides a useful diagnostic test and the(More)