Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in infants and children: Report of nine cases

F. Rosner, M. Forgel, A. Telsey, S. Citerman, M. Charytan, Arye Rubinstein

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We report here nine children with AIDS. The risk factors of these patients were hemophilia in one, blood transfusions in four, maternal intravenous drug use in three and paternal AIDS in one. One baby was also of Haitian parentage. The major clinical symptoms included failure to thrive, hepatomegaly, lymphadenopathy, interstitial pneumonia, recurrent bacterial and viral infections and persistent oral thrush. Three infants had chronic recurrent parotitis. Five infants developed opportunistic infections, primarily Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and all five died of bacterial sepsis. None of the infants were lymphopenic but all had reversed T4/T8 ratios and poor in vitro lymphocyte responsers to pokeweed mitogens. Although many of the clinical and laboratory features of pediatric and adult AIDS are similar, there are some unique features for pediatric AIDS such as the absence of lymphopenia and the high prevalence of recurrent bacterial infections and sepsis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-355
Number of pages6
JournalBiomedicine and Pharmacotherapy
Volume39
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Bacterial Infections
Sepsis
Parotitis
Pediatrics
Oral Candidiasis
Pokeweed Mitogens
Failure to Thrive
CD4-CD8 Ratio
Lymphopenia
Pneumocystis Pneumonia
Hepatomegaly
Interstitial Lung Diseases
Opportunistic Infections
Hemophilia A
Virus Diseases
Blood Transfusion
Mothers
Lymphocytes
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Rosner, F., Forgel, M., Telsey, A., Citerman, S., Charytan, M., & Rubinstein, A. (1985). Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in infants and children: Report of nine cases. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 39(7), 350-355.

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in infants and children : Report of nine cases. / Rosner, F.; Forgel, M.; Telsey, A.; Citerman, S.; Charytan, M.; Rubinstein, Arye.

In: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, Vol. 39, No. 7, 1985, p. 350-355.

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Rosner, F, Forgel, M, Telsey, A, Citerman, S, Charytan, M & Rubinstein, A 1985, 'Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in infants and children: Report of nine cases', Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, vol. 39, no. 7, pp. 350-355.
Rosner, F. ; Forgel, M. ; Telsey, A. ; Citerman, S. ; Charytan, M. ; Rubinstein, Arye. / Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in infants and children : Report of nine cases. In: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy. 1985 ; Vol. 39, No. 7. pp. 350-355.
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