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Traore B.,Donka University Hospital | Bah T.S.,Donka University Hospital | Traore F.A.,Donka University Hospital | Sow M.S.,Donka University Hospital | And 5 more authors.
Journal of Cancer Epidemiology | Year: 2015

Aim. To determine the prevalence of HIV infection among patients seen at the surgical oncology unit of Donka (Conakry, Guinea). Method. We conducted a retrospective and descriptive study of HIV infection in cancer patients from May 2007 to December 2012. Social characteristics (age, gender, marital status, and education) and immune status (HIV type, CD4 count) were reviewed. Results. Out of 2598 cancer patients, 54 (2.1%) tested positive for HIV. There were 11 (20.4%) defining AIDS and 43 (79.6%) nondefining AIDS cancers. The most frequent cancers were breast (14) (26.0%), non-Hodgkin lymphoma (6) (11.1%), liver (6) (11.1%), eye and annexes (6) (11.1%), and cervical cancer (5) (9.3%). These patients were female in 34 (63.0%) and had a median age of 39 years and body mass index was 20,3 Kg/m2. They were unschooled in 40 (74.1%) and married in 35 (64.8%). CD4 count showed a median of 317 cells/mL. Antiretroviral treatment was performed in 40 (74.1%). Conclusion. HIV prevalence is higher in patients in our unit of surgical oncology. Breast cancer was the most common in this association. A national survey of a large sample is needed to determine the true prevalence and impact of HIV on cancer prognosis. © 2015 Bangaly Traore et al. Source

Cisse F.A.,Jean Monnet University | Cisse F.A.,University Hospital of Conakry | Dubois-Boissier M.-D.,Jean Monnet University | Jousserand G.,Jean Monnet University | And 4 more authors.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Year: 2012

We report the case of a 75-year-old female who had a trismus as the first, long-lasting and, isolated symptom of ALS. We discuss also therapeutic possibilities. © 2012 Informa Healthcare. Source

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