What diagnostic criteria and tools are used to monitor the anthropometric findings in pediatric HIV infection?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Diverse diagnostic criteria have been used. Anthropometric measurements, such as skin-fold thickness and the waist-to-hip ratio, are useful to monitor the progression of changes. Technically sophisticated tools include bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), CT, and MRI.


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