Thierry Pistone

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Among Western countries, France has the highest incidence of imported malaria cases, mostly from travellers visiting Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Despite related high costs of imported malaria assumed by the public French national health insurance system (FHS), the latter does not reimburse travellers for malaria chemoprophylaxis (MC). This study aims to(More)
BACKGROUND Chikungunya fever is an emerging arboviral disease characterized by an algo-eruptive syndrome, inflammatory polyarthralgias, or tenosynovitis that can last for months to years. Up to now, the pathophysiology of the chronic stage is poorly understood. CASE PRESENTATION We report the first case of CHIKV infection with chronic associated(More)
OBJECTIVES The principal aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of the combination of oral atovaquone and proguanil (AP) in routine treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in recent visitors to the tropics. We also analyzed the epidemiologic, clinical and hematologic characteristics of these patients with imported malaria. METHODS This(More)
Hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is a frequent cutaneous disease among travelers returning from the tropics. It can be misdiagnosed or treated incorrectly. We present a 42-year-old French patient who contracted the disease during a holiday in Thailand and who experienced an extensive CLM syndrome with a less frequent abdominal localization and(More)
An observational prospective cohort study assessed malaria risk perception, knowledge and prophylaxis practices among individuals of African ethnicity living in Paris and travelling to their country of origin to visit friends or relatives (VFR). The study compared two groups of VFR who had visited a travel clinic (TC; n=122) or a travel agency (TA; n=69)(More)
BACKGROUND Outbreaks of eosinophilic meningitis are reported rarely, even in regions of endemic infestation with the roundworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis, such as the Pacific Basin. We report a cluster of eosinophilic meningitis presumably attributable to A. cantonensis among French policemen returning from French Polynesia. METHODS A retrospective(More)
OBJECTIVE Peripheral venous catheter (PVC)-associated complications were prospectively evaluated in a 2 month-study performed in 3 different wards. METHODS For each inserted PVC, the following complications were observed daily by an external investigator: tenderness, erythema, swelling or induration, palpable cord and purulence. PVC that were removed were(More)
In industrialized countries the decision to start co-trimoxazole (CMX) prophylaxis of HIV-related opportunistic infections is based on the CD4+ cell count. The value of CMX prophylaxis has also been demonstrated in Africa, where CD4+ cell counts are rarely available. We therefore developed a simple score predictive of a threshold CD4+ cell count (400/mm3)(More)
A major Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) epidemic affected the South-Western Indian Ocean islands in 2005. This major outbreak raised concerns about the possibility of the emergence of CHIKV infections in Europe as an autochthonous CHIKV outbreak occurred in the Ravenna region of Italy during the summer of 2007 and was linked to a viraemic index case originating(More)
BACKGROUND In 2005-2006, a major epidemic of CHIKV infection occurred in the Islands of the south-western Indian Ocean, and longstanding manifestations seemed to be more frequent than described before. OBJECTIVES To describe the frequency and related factors of late clinical manifestations of CHIKV infection among imported cases living in Aquitaine area,(More)