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Pediatric AIDS

Pediatric AIDS: Introduction

Pediatric AIDS: Pediatric AIDS is an immune system disease in infants or children caused by the HIV virus. AIDS is a term used when a person infected with HIV has a CD4+ T cell count below 200 or 14% of lymphocytes. AIDS is an advanced form of HIV. To be classified as AIDS the person must also have an AIDS-related condition such as opportunistic infections. Symptoms in children are similar to those of an adult but their susceptibility to various AIDS-related conditions varies e.g. children are less susceptible to Kaposi sarcoma, taxoplasmosis and cryptococcosis than adults. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pediatric AIDS is available below.

Symptoms of Pediatric AIDS

Treatments for Pediatric AIDS

  • There is no cure but treatment is aimed at slowing the progression of the disease and managing any opportunistic infections or other AIDS-related conditions as they arise. The mainstay of treatment is antiretroviral medications
  • The aims of HIV treatment in children are similar to those in adults and include:
    • Restoration and preservation of immune function
    • Improvement in quality and length of life
    • Resolution of symptoms of HIV including diarrhoea, lethargy and weight loss
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Pediatric AIDS: Complications

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Causes of Pediatric AIDS

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Pediatric AIDS: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pediatric AIDS

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Pediatric AIDS

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Prognosis for Pediatric AIDS

Prognosis for Pediatric AIDS: Death usually occurs between 6 and 19 months after diagnosis of AIDS if not treatment is utilized. Strict adherence to treatment plans (usually antiretroviral medications) can significantly improve long-term outcomes. A number of people will develop a resistance to treatment therapies if they have been on them for more than two decades.

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More information about Pediatric AIDS

  1. Pediatric AIDS: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications
  8. Prognosis

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