Spero H. Raoul Hounkpatin

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Subjects with generalized onchocerciasis (GEN), with the sowdah form, and with exposure but without onchocerciasis (endemic normal/putatively immune; EN/PI) were studied for cytokine responses to Onchocerca volvulus extract (OvAg) and recombinant Ov33 and OvL3-1 proteins. Higher levels of cytokines were produced in response to OvAgs in sowdah and EN/PI than(More)
In onchocerciasis patients and in O. volvulus-exposed individuals without signs of onchocericiasis, T- and B-cell responses to two recombinantly expressed O. volvulus enzymes were analysed and compared to responses to total protein extract of adult parasites. The cytosolic enzymes Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase 1 (OvSOD1) and glutathione S-transferase 2(More)
INTRODUCTION Asthma is a world wide public health problem. It is the most commom chronic disease of school age children. Its severity is in constant increase. The frequency of the hospitalizations for asthma increased in practically all countries. Physical exercises and sport are used more and more as therapeutic means, in northern deveopped countries of(More)
Keloids are tissue repair formed by exuberant fibrosis appearing after a skin wound, burn, vaccination or post inflammatory (folliculitis or acne lesion). This condition causes standard aesthetic prejudice to those who are affected. Its management is difficult and its evolution meshes recurrences. We report here a case of giant keloid in the right ear lobe(More)
Wood dust may induce health risks on exposed timber or wood workers, one of which is ENT disorders. This article aimed to detect ENT pathologies found among woodworkers in Parakou. It was a cross-sectional descriptive study carried out from 1st March to 31st May, 2012 in Parakou, NorthBenin. It involved 703 carpenters and sawyers operating in timber(More)
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