Soumaya Béji

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BACKGROUND Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the single greatest cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Without specific interventions, microalbuminuria (incipient nephropathy) gradually progresses to macroalbuminuria (overt nephropathy) within 10-15 years in about 80% of type 1 and 30% of type 2 diabetic patients, and to ESRD within further 20 years in about(More)
Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by chronic granulomatous inflammation. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) was reported in less than 1% of patients of sarcoidosis. The prevalence of tubulo-interstitial nephritis (TIN) in sarcoidosis varies from 7 to 27%. In this retrospective study, we present 15 patients with interstitial or glomerular renal(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied the clinical, therapeutic and progressive characteristics of retroperitoneal fibrosis. METHODS We analysed the observations of retroperitoneal fibrosis diagnosed between 1980 and 2002 in our hospital, from the summaries of 15 patients exhibiting retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF). Therapeutical supervision was based on biology and(More)
UNLABELLED Acute renal failure (ARF) in patients with diabetes mellitus is frequent. It is caused by several factors notably drugs. Our retrospective study includes 20 cases of ARF induced by drugs in diabetic patients. Eleven men and 9 women with mean age of 55.2 years (17-71 years) were enrolled in the study. Type 2 diabetes mellitus was found in 18 cases(More)
BACKGROUND Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis in patients with cryoglobulinemia complicating hepatitis C virus have yet been reported. Although, it remains controversial, antiviral treatment seems to be able to improve the outcome of glomerulonephritis. AIM The objectives of the study were to analyze characteristics of this association and to report(More)
Gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage is a frequent and sometimes life-threatening complication of end-stage renal failure. Angiodysplasia (AD), vascular malformation, is the most common cause of recurrent lower-intestinal hemorrhage in patients with renal failure. We report four chronic hemodialysis patients with AD. All patients presented with severe anemia(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the blood pressure (BP) profiles and their impact on mortality among a cohort of uremic diabetics treated by hemodialysis. The studied population includes all type II diabetics starting hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease between 1990 and 1996. There were 221 patients (144 men, 77 women) aged from 37 to 78 years,(More)
Revelation or risk of aggravation of renal amyloidosis after surgery has been published, particularly after pneumonectomy for tuberculosis. A few cases of improvement of renal amyloidosis following treatment of amylogenic focus have been published. We report the case of a 57 year-old woman who presented with nephrotic syndrome occurred twenty days after(More)
Cutaneous manifestations in renal transplant recipients are frequently represented by infections and cancerous lesions. However, dermatologic lesions secondary to autoimmune diseases are rare. We report a case of pustular psoriasis occurring after renal transplantation in a 31-year-old woman with a history of vitiligo. The patient was on hemodialysis for 2(More)
Cocaine is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs with distribution and consumption throughout the world. Acute renal failure associated with rhabdomyolysis, direct vasoconstriction and hemodynamic alteration is well described in patients with cocaine intoxication. Cocaine use is associated with high blood pressure and may rarely induce malignant(More)