Which factors increase the risk for bacterial infection in pediatric HIV infection?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Moderate and severe neutropenia increases the risk for bacterial infection by 2.3- and 7.9-fold, respectively. Other risk factors for bacterial infection include neutropenia within the last 3 months and central venous line access.


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