What are the common recurrent infections in patients with pediatric HIV infection and how can they be treated?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Common recurrent infections are otitis, sinusitis, and pneumonia. Recurrent otitis is observed in 55% and 35% of HIV-infected children with AIDS and those without AIDS, respectively.

Children with recurrent bacterial infections and CD4+ counts of less than 200 X 109/L may benefit from monthly IVIG.


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