European Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020

  • Non Detection of Candida nivariensis and Candida bracarensis Among Candida glabrata Sensu Lato Isolates in the West Region of Cameroon

    Claude Nangwat, Aude Ngueguim Dougue, Cyrille Levis Kountchou, Alfred Itor Ekpo, Thierry Kammalac Ngouana, Jean Paul Dzoyem, Christopher Bonglavnyuy Tume

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 71-77
    Received: Aug. 12, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 24, 2020
    Published: Sep. 07, 2020
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    Abstract: No study in Cameroon has been undertaken to check for the presence of the cryptic species belonging to the Candida glabrata complex, which have varying antifungal susceptibility profiles. In this regard, we analyzed a collection of 54 clinical isolates of C. glabrata sensu lato obtained from 1551 samples of 490 participants. These participants incl... Show More
  • Clinical and Microbiological Epidemiology of Otomycosis in the Centre Region of Cameroon

    Ekpo Alfred Itor, Michel Noubom, Claude Nangwat, Dougue Aude Ngueguim, Cyrille Levis Kountchou, Ngouana Kammalac Thierry, Dzoyem Jean Paul, Tume Christopher Bonglavnyuy

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 78-83
    Received: Aug. 13, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 24, 2020
    Published: Sep. 07, 2020
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    Abstract: Otomycosis is a superficial, sub-acute or chronic infection of the external auditory canal, characterized by pruritis, inflammation, pain and itching commonly seen in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Various host and environmental factors can predispose a person to otomycosis. However, a clinical presentation along with otoscopic obse... Show More
  • The Proportion of Asymptomatic Cases Among SARS-CoV-2 Infected Patients: A Systematic Review

    Abdi Birhanu, Teka Obsa Feyisa, Getahun Chala

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 84-89
    Received: Aug. 04, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 21, 2020
    Published: Sep. 07, 2020
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    Abstract: Even though some reports unveiled that coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) cases can be manifested as asymptomatic, there is limited information on how much these cases are significant. Understanding the possible proportion of asymptomatic cases among confirmed patients might help in re-considering of who should be tested for the SARS-CoV-2 infection. Ther... Show More
  • Sero-diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis and Molecular Detection of Genital Oncogenic Human Papilloma Virus Among Cameroonian Women

    Bernard Wabo, Dickson Shey Nsagha, Théophile Njamen Nana, Clement Jules Nguedia Assob

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 90-99
    Received: Aug. 19, 2020
    Accepted: Sep. 02, 2020
    Published: Sep. 16, 2020
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    Abstract: Cervical cancer is a preventable public health concern ranking second among women’s cancer in Cameroon. Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the main causative agent with Chlamydia trachomatis being suggested as the co-factor. Our objective was to characterize high risk (hr) HPV types and to detect Chlamydia trachomatis antibodies among Cameroonian women... Show More
  • Leukoaraiosis in a 54 Year Old Nigerian Male: A Case Report

    Edeh Samuel, Okafor Umezurike, Fintan Ekochin, Nwafor Samuel

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 100-103
    Received: Aug. 17, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 31, 2020
    Published: Sep. 23, 2020
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    Abstract: Background: Leukoaraiosis is a chronic atherosclerotic disease with an abnormal periventricular and cerebral white matter disease. Hypertension and old age were reported as the most-important risk factor for leukoaraiosis. Other risk factors like diabetes mellitus, abdominal obesity, hyperlipidaemia, tobacco use, alcohol abuse and chronic kidney di... Show More
  • Prevalence and Risk Factors of Metabolic Syndrome in Pregnant Women in the Centre and Littoral Regions of Cameroon

    Jules Destin Djeufouata, Walter Ebot Ojong, Theophile Nana Njamen, Jules Clement Nguedia Assob, Bruno Phelix Telefo

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 104-115
    Received: Jun. 21, 2020
    Accepted: Jul. 09, 2020
    Published: Oct. 13, 2020
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    Abstract: Background: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) has increased exponentially this last decades in sub Saharan Africa. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, its components and the risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome in Cameroonian pregnant women. Methods: It was a hospital-based cross sectional... Show More