What is the presentation of pediatric HIV infection/AIDS in young patients without a history of immunodeficiency or severe illness?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Older children and young teenagers can have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or AIDS without a history of immunodeficiency or severe illness. Fever of unknown origin, recurrent infection, growth failure, or developmental regression without an obvious etiology should increase the index of suspicion for HIV infection.


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