Neuro-Beh çet in a Sub-Saharan Africa Country: a Series of Sixteen Patients in Fann Teaching Hospital, Dakar, Senegal.

[Neuro-Behçet in a Sub-Saharan Africa Country: a Series of Sixteen Patients in Fann Teaching Hospital, Dakar, Senegal]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2019;112(3):137-146 Authors: Gaye NM, Ndiaye-Diop MT, Fall M, Ka M, Fall SAA, Diop AM, Kahwaji J, Cissé-Diallo VMP, Mbaye M, Thioub M, Mbodji AB, Mbaye KA, Diagne R, Bakhoum M, Cissé O, Bâ EHM, Diagne NS, Diop-Sène MS, Basse-Faye AM, Sow AD, Sarr MM, Seck LB, Touré K, Ndiaye M, Diop AG Abstract Neuro-Behçet (NB) African studies are mainly North African, but Sub-Saharan Africa is not to be outdone. Our aim was to describe diagnostic and therapeutic features of NB in a Senegalese series collected in Dakar. This was a descriptive and retrospective study conducted at the Neurology department of Fann Teaching Hospital in Dakar, Senegal. All patients who met the NB's diagnostic criteria were included. Sixteen patients were collected, 14 males and 2 females with an average age of 40 years [18-71]. The main neurological signs were motor deficit (13 cases), headache (10 cases), and language disorders (4 cases). Extra-neurological signs were dermatological (14 cases), ocular (2 cases), and articular (2 cases) with aseptic unilateral gonarthritis. Fever was present in 9 patients. Neurological involvement was mostly isolated parenchymal (8 cases) or mixed (6 cases). The main clinical forms of NB were rhombencephalitis (8 cases) and retrobulbar optic neuritis (4 cases). Seven patie...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

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