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Coexistence of mal de Meleda and congenital cataract in a consanguineous Tunisian family: two case reports

  • Mbarka Bchetnia1, 2,
  • Ahlem Merdassi3,
  • Cherine Charfeddine1,
  • Fatma Mgaieth3,
  • Selma Kassar4,
  • Farah Ouechtati3,
  • Ibtissem Chouchene3,
  • Hamouda Boussen5,
  • Mourad Mokni2, 6,
  • Amel Dhahri-Ben Osman6,
  • Med Samir Boubaker4,
  • Sonia Abdelhak1Email author and
  • Leila Elmatri3
Journal of Medical Case Reports20104:108

DOI: 10.1186/1752-1947-4-108

Received: 4 November 2009

Accepted: 20 April 2010

Published: 20 April 2010

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20 Apr 2010 Editorially accepted
20 Apr 2010 Article published 10.1186/1752-1947-4-108

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Authors’ Affiliations

Molecular Investigation of Genetic Orphan Diseases Research Unit, Institut Pasteur de Tunis
Hereditary Keratinization Disorders Research Unit, Hôpital de la Rabta de Tunis
Oculogenetic Research Unit, Hôpital Hedi Rais Tunis
Department of Pathology, Institut Pasteur de Tunis
Department of Medical Oncology, Institut Salah Azaiz
Department of Dermatology, Hôpital La Rabta