How is wasting syndrome characterized in pediatric HIV infection?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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In adults, wasting syndrome is common with advanced disease. Although older children with advanced disease may have wasting syndrome, young children have growth failure even without advanced disease. Undiagnosed HIV infection may present in patients with a diagnosis of failure to thrive


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