[Chronic Right Ventricular Failure Revealing a Large Compressive Hydatid Cyst at the Cardiology Department of the Aristide le Dantec Hospital (Dakar, Senegal)].
We report the case of a 65-year-old patient, who received limb edema that had been going on for 4 months, and in whom the physical examination noted a 3/6 tricuspid regurgitation and a right heart failure syndrome. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed an intra-pericardial mass whose contents appeared fluid with hyperechogenic area. It measured 86x61 mm and significantly compressed the straight cavities. Thoracic computed tomography showed an appearance in favor of an aged intrapericardic hydatid cyst (GHARBI V) with mass effect on the right cavities. The hydatid serology was negative. The patient did not accept the surg...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 1, 2020 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Assessment of  Contraindications to Percutaneous Mitral Commissurotomy (PMC) in Abidjan Heart Institute, Côte d'Ivoire].
[Assessment of Contraindications to Percutaneous Mitral Commissurotomy (PMC) in Abidjan Heart Institute, Côte d'Ivoire]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2019;112(4):187-189 Authors: Niamkey JT, Yao H, Traoré F, Ekou A, Angoran I, Koffi DNB, Kadio M, Anzouan-Kacou JB Abstract Rheumatic mitral stenosis is still common in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and echocardiographic contraindications to the realization of percutaneous mitral commissurotomy (PMC) in Abidjan Heart Institute. We conducted a prospective, transversal and analytical study in the ...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 1, 2020 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Recidives of Mycetoma after Amputation in Dakar (Senegal)].
We report 5 cases of recurrence of fungal black-grain mycetoma after amputation of leg or thigh. Case 1: a 52-year-old patient with a mycetoma of the knee evolving for 8 years. There is no history of surgery. A thigh amputation with ganglion dissection is performed. One year after the surgical procedure, the patient presents a recurrence on the amputation stump and on the lymph node dissection site. An indication of hip disarticulation is made and performed 17 months after amputation. Case 2: a 25-year-old patient who has a black-grain mycetoma of the foot with osteitis evolving since 10 years. A leg amputation was perform...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 1, 2020 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Tribute to Professor Ogobara Doumbo: Symposium Organized by the COPED (Committee for Developing Countries) of the French Academy of Sciences - April 11, 2019, Simone and Cino del Duca Foundation].
Authors: PMID: 32003195 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 1, 2020 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Hookworm-related folliculitis in a woman performing skin bleaching in Benin].
We report a case of hookworm-related folliculitis in a woman performing skin bleaching. A 33-year-old woman presented with a widespread cutaneous eruption made of erythematous and itchy follicular papulo-nodules, with erythematous serpiginous tracks, about 5-10cm long and numerous streaks of scratching, located on the limbs, buttocks and trunk. The cutaneous lesions occurred two days after contact with the floor of a warehouse contamined by faeces of cats. The lesions have been evolving for a week and have been treated with antibiotics without success. Clinical examination found cutaneous atrophy, purple stretch marks and ...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 1, 2020 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Homozygous Sickle Cell Children Treated with Hydroxyurea in  Brazzaville (Congo)].
The objective of this study is to reduce the morbidity of children with homozygous sickle cell disease presenting severe forms. We have conducted a longitudinal study between November 2015 and September 2017 at the Brazzaville University Hospital. Children with sickle cell disease requiring treatment with hydroxyurea were included. The variables studied were therapeutic compliance, evolutive profile of nutritional status, indications of hydroxyurea, electrophoresis of hemoglobin, blood count, and toxicity. The statistical test used was Student test with a significance threshold of less than 0.05. One thousand twe...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 1, 2020 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Evaluation of  the Follow-Up and State of Adolescents with Sickle-Cell Disease in Brazzaville (Congo)].
The objective of this study was to describe the state of health and to assess the quality of follow-up and to identify the determinants of poor monitoring of adolescent sickle-cell followed in Brazzaville for an average of 12 ± 9.6 years, starting from a cross-sectional study carried out at the Brazzaville University Hospital from March to September 2016. It is based on a questionnaire composed of elements of assessment of the state of health and the quality of the follow-up. The vaccination coverage of adolescents was low, 81.3% for DTCP, 66.5% for Typhim Vi, 50.2% for viral hepatitis B, 76.4% for pneumoco...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 1, 2020 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Scientific Day of  the Society of Exotic Pathology: Skin and Tropical Diseases November 21, 2019, Val-de-Grâce School, Paris].
[Scientific Day of the Society of Exotic Pathology: Skin and Tropical Diseases November 21, 2019, Val-de-Grâce School, Paris]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2019;112(4):246-250 Authors: Gazin P, Marty P, Pichard E, Chandenier J, Jannin J, Buisson Y PMID: 32003199 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 1, 2020 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[XXVth News of  the Pharo 2019 - The One Health Initiative: 2-4 October 2019, Marseilles, France].
[XXVth News of the Pharo 2019 - The One Health Initiative: 2-4 October 2019, Marseilles, France]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2019;112(4):240-245 Authors: PMID: 32003200 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 1, 2020 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

Ne pas jeter le  bébé avec l'eau de son bain. A propos d'Artemisia afra.
Ne pas jeter le bébé avec l'eau de son bain. A propos d'Artemisia afra. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2019;112(3):127-128 Authors: Pays JF PMID: 31825186 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - December 13, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Pulmonary Metastase of a Knee Mycetoma in Senegal].
We report a case of pulmonary fungal mycetoma secondary to primary site in the knee. We do a review of the literature and we discuss the way of dissemination. PMID: 31825187 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - December 13, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Rift Valley Fever: New Outbreak in Mayotte].
Authors: Bourée P PMID: 31825188 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - December 13, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Atypical Localization of a Case of Leprosy in Lom é (Togo)].
[Atypical Localization of a Case of Leprosy in Lomé (Togo)]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2019;112(3):133-136 Authors: Akakpo AS, Saka B, Téclessou JN, Mouhari-Toure A, Amegbor K, Kassang P, Kombaté K, Pitché P Abstract This was a 50-year-old woman with a selling activity living in Lomé who came for a consultation in March 2016 for a facial flushing that had been going on for 2 months without pain or pruritus. On examination, there was a single, erythemato-squamous closet of the right hemiface. There was no infiltration of the right ear. There was moderate cutaneous heat com...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - December 13, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Second AIDS Scientific Day in Senegal (JSSS 2018) organized by the CNLS in Senegal, Diamniadio, Abdou Diouf International Conference Center, 3 to 5 December 2018].
Authors: Dieye CB, Laborde-Balen G, Sow S, Taverne B PMID: 31825190 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - December 13, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[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 des...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - December 13, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Epidemiology of  Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Algeria through Molecular Characterization].
[Epidemiology of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Algeria through Molecular Characterization]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2019;112(3):147-152 Authors: Bachi F, Icheboudene K, Benzitouni A, Taharboucht Z, Zemmouri M Abstract Three distinct noso-epidemiological cutaneous leishmaniasis (LC) entities coexist in Algeria: the so-called sporadic form of the North (LCN), the zoonotic form (LCZ) and the chronic form (LCC). The precise identification of the parasitic species involved in each of the forms makes it possible to specify the geographical distribution of each of the forms raised, to distinguish their c...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - December 13, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Risk of Infection Following Implant of Artificial Penile Nodule, Bouglous or  Dominos: A Case Report in French Guiana].
[Risk of Infection Following Implant of Artificial Penile Nodule, Bouglous or Dominos: A Case Report in French Guiana]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2019;112(2):114-118 Authors: Lajaunie R, Kraiem H, Lucarelli A, Dubois F, Rasouly N, Walter G, About V, Djossou F, Epelboin L Abstract Implant of artificial penile nodule (APN) is a socio-cultural practice, linked to penitentiary environment in French Guiana. Physicians are often unfamiliar with its existence. Although serious complications remain low regarding the high prevalence of this practice, urgent cares could be required. Indeed, implant of nodule ca...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - September 5, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Dynamic Abundance of Oocysts in the Mezam Watershed in Bamenda (Northwest Region, Cameroon)].
Authors: Mbouombouo M, Ajeagah G, Ndjama J, Tchakala I, Gnon B, Enah D, Yogback G Abstract In order to evaluate the abundance of oocysts in the Mezam watershed in Bamenda, Northwest Region of Cameroon, a study was carried out from January to June 2017. Samples were collected monthly from 13 stations within the watershed. The direct concentration method and the Ziehl-Neelsen technique were employed in the identification of these parasites. The physicochemical analysis showed that the water samples had a neutral pH (7.46±0.46), lowly mineralized (165.61±110.02μS/cm), moderately oxygenated (60.64 &plu...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - September 5, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Ivory-Coast: Textbooks Misinform on HIV].
We report here the results of a study of HIV infection as presented in school textbooks in Ivory Coast, conducted in June 2018 as part of the development of a communication strategy to increase demand for HIV infection testing, especially among young people. Surprisingly, even though the textbooks studied were published between 2007 and 2017, almost all of them stated that HIV infection leads to death, with no mention of the existence of treatments that make it possible to live in good health. Some textbooks even stated that no treatment is available. These findings highlight one cause - perhaps major - for the reluctance ...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - September 5, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[When Urban and Agricultural Activities Favor the Proliferation of Mosquito Nuisance and Vectors of Pathogens to Humans].
Authors: Darriet F Abstract Big cities have thrived on all continents, so have domestic and industrial wastes not to mention the often irrational use of agricultural inputs (fertilizers and pesticides) detrimental to plants and animals. One hundred and eighty million tons of fertilizers and 2.4 million tons of pesticides are spread every year worldwide. Such pollutions, whether urban or rural, have a significant impact on the biology of mosquitoes. Today some urban spaces have properly become a land of plenty for mosquitoes. The combined use of fertilizer and pesticides in the country, quite paradoxically also favo...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - September 5, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Clinical Features and Prognosis Factors of Spinal Tuberculosis in Northern Tunisia: A Case Series of 60 Patients].
Authors: Saidane O, Sellami M, Cheikhrouhou S, Mahmoud I, Ben Tekaya A, Tekaya R, Abdelmoula L Abstract Spondylodiscitis is a common but potentially serious form of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. Very few descriptions are known from Tunisia. We have conducted a retrospective study including 60 cases of spinal tuberculosis, performed over a period of 20 years (1996-2016). The diagnosis was retained on bacteriological, radiological and anatomopathologic evidence. Sixty cases including 31 women and 29 men of spinal tuberculosis were involved. The mean age was 54.4 ± 21.3 years. The delay from onset to diagno...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - September 5, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Scientific Day of the Soci été de pathologie exotique - Rodents in exotic pathology 29 May 2019, Institut Pasteur, Paris].
[Scientific Day of the Société de pathologie exotique - Rodents in exotic pathology 29 May 2019, Institut Pasteur, Paris]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2019;112(2):119-123 Authors: Jannin J, Marty P, Pichard É, Solano P PMID: 31478621 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - September 5, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Seroprevalence of Toxoplasmosis among Pregnant Women in Benin: Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression].
Authors: Tonouhewa ABN, Amagbégnon R, Atchadé SP, Hamidović A, Mercier A, Dambrun M, Migot-Nabias F, Savi de Tové YS, Sahibi H, Laboudi M, Sahidou S, Dardé ML, Kindé-Gazard D, Farougou S Abstract To assess the seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis among pregnant women in Benin, we conducted a meta-analysis using the PRISMA criteria. Al research published between 1990 and 2018 on toxoplasmosis among pregnant women Benin were eligible. A total of five databases were investigated, and the extracted data were subjected to a meta-analysis under R 3.1 using both random effect model and fixed...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - September 5, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

Quantitative Inventory of Mosquito Larvae (Diptera: Culicidae) and Physicochemical Analysis of Aquatic Habitats in the Region of Fez, Morocco.
Authors: Mouatassem TF, Faraj C, Guemmouh R, Rais N, Lalami AEO Abstract Mosquitoes occupy a major health problem, as a potential vector for the transmission of many pathogens, the most important of which in Morocco are Plasmodium parasites and West Nile fever virus. Acquiring knowledge about the biotypology of these mosquitoes is an essential step in any control strategy. Thus, the objective of this study is to draw up an inventory of the culicidian fauna in the Fez region (North-central part of Morocco) and to determine the physicochemical parameters influencing the production of mosquito larvae of aquatic habita...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - September 5, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Letter from Brazil].
Authors: Pays JF PMID: 31225723 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - June 22, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Second Day Dedicated to the Scientific Works of Young Doctors in French Guiana: Our Residents' Got Talent Universit é de la Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana].
[Second Day Dedicated to the Scientific Works of Young Doctors in French Guiana: Our Residents' Got Talent Université de la Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2019;112(1):30-46 Authors: Epelboin L, Douine M, Henaff F, Mutricy R, Lucarelli A, Bonifay T, Niemetzky F PMID: 31225724 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - June 22, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

High Frequency of Pfcrt-76T Allele in Plasmodium falciparum Isolates From Gabon and Ivory Coast After the Withdrawal of Chloroquine.
Authors: Ndong Ngomo JM, Amiah Ahou M, Yavo W, Karine Bouyou-Akotet M, Mawili-Mboumba DP Abstract The aim of this study was to assess the proportion of Pfcrt-76T mutant allele four years after the adoption of new malaria control guidelines in Gabon and Ivory Coast. Frequency of K76T mutation of Pfcrt gene was compared between Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Gabon and Ivory Coast. Samples were collected in 2008 in Gabon and in 2009 in Ivory Coast. In total, 151 isolates were selected and analysed by nested-PCR-RFLP for Pfcrt-76 allele identification: 63 in Abobo (Ivory Coast) and 78 in Oyem (Gabon). The proporti...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - June 22, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Tribute to Professor Guy Charmot - President of the SPE from 1982 to 1986].
Authors: Saliou P PMID: 31225726 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - June 22, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Tribute to Professor Claude Chastel (1928-2018)].
Authors: Buisson Y, Deubel V PMID: 31225727 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - June 22, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[HIV Disclosure to the Child/Adolescent in Central and West Francophone Africa].
We report the attitudes and practices of health care workers involved in the disclosure process to adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) in a network including West and Central African French-speaking countries, and the experiences of young living with HIV (YLHIV). During a three-day workshop in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, caregivers (doctors, psychologists, social workers) from 19 pediatric HIV treatment sites shared their practices and difficulties, and four YPLHIV their own disclosure experience. Thirty five participants from eight West/Central African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mali, Democra...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - June 22, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Reflections on Three Episodes of Louis Pasteur's Life as Seen in the William Dieterle's Movie (1936)].
Authors: Daniel-Ribeiro CT, Lima MM, Pays JF Abstract Despite the criticism and reservations made about him still nowadays, Louis Pasteur may be considered one of the most important scientists of the last two centuries in public health, even if the work of the numerous scientists who preceded him have largely contributed to the successes he obtained without following too much to the rules of deontology and ethics currently in force in the world of research and medicine. He has definitively put down, by his experiments, the "theory of spontaneous generation" in force since antiquity, validated that of &quo...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - June 22, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

R éponse à la Lettre à la rédaction « Tisane magique ou bouillon de onze heures ? ».
Réponse à la Lettre à la rédaction « Tisane magique ou bouillon de onze heures ? ». Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2019;112(1):7 Authors: Pays JF PMID: 31225730 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - June 22, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[About a Case of Febrile Gastroenteritis Due to Strongyloidiasis in a Gabonese Patient Treated for Lupus].
We report an observation of a febrile gastroenteritis complicated by signs of intra and extracellular dehydration, in a 37-year-old lupus patient, including duodenal biopsies, and stool parasitology, which led to the diagnosis of strongyloidiasis effectively treated by ivermectin per os (two doses) of 200 micrograms/kg, once every 2 weeks apart), following failure of a first 5-days course of albendazole (400 mg/day). PMID: 31225731 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - June 22, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

Tisane magique ou bouillon de onze heures ?
Authors: Danis M, Buisson Y PMID: 31225732 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - June 22, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Covering of Finger-Tissue Loss by Local Flaps in Hanoi, Vietnam].
Authors: Nguyen DT, Tran TS, Nguyen BH, Pham VD Abstract The accidental loss of fingertip soft tissues, which may expose tendons and bones, is a common injury in emergency departments. If these lesions are poorly treated, they can impair fine motor skills and tactile sensitivity of the fingertips. The study was conducted on 30 patients (24 males and 6 females) with 32 soft tissue defects of the fingertip treated in emergency plastic surgery with local pedicled flap at the Plastic Surgery Department of Saint Paul Hospital Hanoi from 01/2016 to 06/2017. The most common cause of injury (21/30) was occupational acciden...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 24, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Retrospective Study of Leprosy in Togo (2000-2014): about 2,630 cases].
Authors: Teclessou JN, Saka B, Akakpo AS, Tabe-Djato GL, Amedifou YDC, Mouhari-Toure A, Kobara B, Kombaté K, Pitché P Abstract The aim of this retrospective study carried out from January 2000 to December 2014 was to determine and map the epidemiological evolutionary trends and the clinical forms of leprosy cases notified in Togo. All the 2,630 new leprosy cases notified by all districts to the National Leprosy/Buruli Ulcer Control Program (PNLLUB-Togo) were included. The mean annual incidence was 175 cases with extremes of 73 to 266 cases. The median age of patients was 40 years, and the sex-ratio wa...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 24, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Dynamics of Egg Excretion of Schistosoma haematobium in a Longitudinal Cohort Under Treatment with Praziquantel over a Five-Year Period in Kalifabougou, Mali].
This study aim was to evaluate the dynamics of Schistosoma haematobium eggs excretion after the scaling up of "Mass Drug Administration" (MDA) with praziquantel (PZQ) from 2011 to 2016 in a cohort of volunteers living in the village of Kalifabougou, Mali. We conducted a cross-sectional study on 676 volunteers in May 2011 niched in cohort study from 696 volunteers aged three months to 25 years. The eggs of Schistosoma haematobium (Sh) were tested by urine filtration technique, Soil-transmitted helminth and Schistosoma mansoni by the Kato-Katz technique. Maximal MDA/ PZQ population coverage was 83% in 2015 and no M...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 24, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Diagnosis of Children's Fever Attacks in Health Facilities in the City of Cabinda (Angola)].
Authors: Muila M, Gazin P Abstract According to WHO recommendations, antimalarial drugs should be used only after a biological confirmation of a malaria attack. In order to better understand the diagnosis decision-making and the use of the malaria tests (immunochromatographic test RDT and direct microscope observation), a survey was carried out in two health facilities in the city of Cabinda, Angola in 2014. Diagnosis and drug prescriptions by the health staff were observed in 787 febrile children. It clearly appeared that there was a lack of trust of the health professionals in the test results, especially in the ...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 24, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Evaluation of Physical Integrity and Biological Efficacy of Two Types of LLINs Aged 5 to 36 Months Sampled in 11 Districts of Senegal].
Authors: Diouf M, Diouf EH, Niang EHA, Diagne CT, Konaté L, Faye O Abstract The long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) have been promulgated to compensate the low re-impregnation rate of conventional mosquito nets. Today, the cornerstone of the fight against malaria vectors is based on a large distribution of these LLINs for universal coverage. Despite this promotion, the question of their effective life in operational conditions remains unresolved. Between September and October 2013, a survey was conducted in 11 districts of Senegal where LLINs were sampled and routed to the laboratory for assessing their p...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 24, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Virus and Atypical Pathogens Detected in Community-Acquired Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in Infants and Children of Sfax Region, Tunisia].
This study highlights the importance of respiratory viruses in lower respiratory tract infection in children of Sfax region as well as the high rate of co-detection of multiple viruses, resulting in challenges in clinical interpretation. PMID: 30789240 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 24, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Undifferentiated Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx in Dakar, an Area Supposed to be Non-Endemic: about 13 Cases].
Authors: Gaye AM, Mouamba FG, Diemé MJ, Niang D, Thiam I, Dial CMM Abstract Undifferentiated carcinoma of the nasopharynx (UCNT) has variable incidence throughout the world. Senegal is supposed to be a non-endemic zone. There is a constant connection with the Epstein-Barr virus. In this work, the authors study and discuss the pathological aspects of undifferentiated carcinoma of the nasopharynx in 13 cases. They also seek to make the link between this cancer and the presence of an Epstein-Barr virus infection in these patients. This is a retrospective series of cases involving patients with UCNT, diagnosed o...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 24, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Transdermal Diagnosis of Malaria Using Photoacoustic Flow Cytometry: Major Breakthrough in Paludology or Deluxe Gadget?]
Authors: Pays JF PMID: 30789242 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 24, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Introducing a new heading: "Lecture note"].
[Introducing a new heading: "Lecture note"]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2018;111(2):73 Authors: Epelboin A, Pays JF, Blanchy S PMID: 30789243 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 24, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[First Cases of Multiple Sclerosis in Niger].
We report the first two cases of clinically definite multiple sclerosis in Niger over a period of 20 years (1996-2016). They were a 19-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man, native from Niger, who had never left the country and had recurrently presented sensory and motor disorders and ophthalmologic disorders. The cerebrospinal magnetic resonance imaging had revealed suggestive lesions of multiple sclerosis. After ruling out other etiologies with similar clinical pictures, the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis had been considered in our two patients according to the revised criteria of McDonald 2010. PMID: 30789244 [PubMe...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 24, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

Report on Gasterophilus spp. (Diptera, Gasterophilidae) of Horses in Algeria: Prevalence, Intensity, and Monthly Variations.
Authors: Kraouchi DE, Meradi S, Bentounsi B Abstract The composition, prevalence, and seasonal dynamic of Gasterophilus species were studied at the slaughterhouse of Constantine region (East Algeria) in 128 horses over an 18 months period. Our survey revealed that 124 (96.9%) horses were infected with a mean intensity of 161 larvae of Gasterophilus spp. Four species of Gasterophilus were identified; Gasterophilus intestinalis and G. nasalis were by far the predominant species with 95.3% and 77.3% respectively, followed by G. haemorrhoidalis (14.0%) and G. pecorum (10.1%). The age, sex, and breed of horses did not a...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 24, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[A Rare Localization of Tuberculosis: Talus Tuberculosis (Observation of a Female Patient from Marrakech Region, Morocco)].
Authors: Bouchentouf R, Idrissi KK, Yasser Z Abstract Osteoarticular localization is rare and dominated by spinal disease. The talus localization of tuberculosis is rarely described in the literature; it can be secondary of direct inoculation or results from hematogenous dissemination, most of the time from lung tuberculosis. Its diagnosis is difficult; the imaging is very suggestive, but the confirmation is bacteriological and/or histological. The prognosis depends on a rapid diagnosis and the precocity of the treatment which is essentially medical. PMID: 30789246 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la ...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 24, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Plant Traditional Treatment with Acalypha indica Inducing Haemolysis in Patients with G6PD Deficiency: A Frequent Circumstance in Mayotte?]
Authors: Durasnel P, Tantet C, Chamouine A, Blondé R Abstract A traditional treatment by plants with Acalypha indica L. can induce an intravascular haemolysis in patients with a glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. This information is poorly diffused in areas where the plant grows, where it is consumed for ethnomedicinal purpose and where G6PD deficiency prevalence is high; as a consequence, the probability of haemolytic accidents is presumably underestimated. It seems frequent in Mayotte according to local recent data reporting. Such accidents were previously only, and on a rare basis, repor...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 24, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Imported Malaria in the Region of Marrakech-Safi, Morocco, between 1996 and 2016].
Authors: El Guamri Y, Amahmid O, Zenjari K, Bouhout S, Ait Mouh M, Ait Melloul A, Boraam F, Benfaida H, Bouhoum K, Belghyti D Abstract Since the elimination of the autochthonous malaria in Morocco in 2005, the control of imported malaria, based on epidemiological monitoring of the parasite carriers and on vector control, is a priority. This retrospective study is focused on imported malaria cases identified by optical microscopy at the Laboratory of Public Health in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 1996 to 2016. 208 cases were observed. Males accounted for 89% of cases. The cases were imported from 24 African countries, es...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 24, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Scientific Day of the Soci été de pathologie exotique. Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases: a Francophone Vision?]
[Scientific Day of the Société de pathologie exotique. Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases: a Francophone Vision?] Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2018;111(3):183-188 Authors: Buisson Y PMID: 30793569 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique)
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 24, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research

[Pediatric Morbidity of a Native American Village in French Guiana (2009-2016)].
This study describes the morbidity of children aged 0-5 years in Camopi. The study population included all the children living in Camopi, born between 01/01/2009 and 31/12/2013. Sociodemographic and medical data were collected from Child Health Record until 05/01/2016, with a maximum of five years. 149 children were included and received 5916 consultations during the period of study. ENT and upper respiratory diseases were the most frequent diseases that were followed by digestive disorders. Lower respiratory conditions were the leading cause of hospitalization. Tropical diseases were rare. Antibiotics were delivered in 32...
Source: Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique - February 24, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Bull Soc Pathol Exot Source Type: research