Which conditions are included in clinical category B in pediatric HIV infection?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Category B includes children who have symptomatic conditions, other than those listed for category A or category C, that are attributed to HIV infection. Examples of conditions in clinical category B include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Anemia (< 8 g/dL), neutropenia (< 1,000 cells/µL), or thrombocytopenia (< 100,000 cells/µL) persisting 30 days or longer

  • Bacterial meningitis, pneumonia, or sepsis (single episode)

  • Candidiasis, oropharyngeal (ie, thrush) persisting for greater than 2 months in children older than 6 months

  • Cardiomyopathy

  • Cytomegalovirus infection with onset before age 1 month

  • Diarrhea, recurrent or chronic

  • Hepatitis

  • Herpes simplex virus (HSV) stomatitis, recurrent (ie, >2 episodes within 1 y)

  • HSV bronchitis, pneumonitis, or esophagitis with onset before age 1 month

  • Herpes zoster (ie, shingles) involving at least 2 distinct episodes or more than one dermatome

  • Leiomyosarcoma

  • Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (LIP) or pulmonary lymphoid hyperplasia complex

  • Nephropathy

  • Nocardiosis

  • Fever lasting greater than 1 month

  • Toxoplasmosis with onset before age 1 month

  • Varicella, disseminated (ie, complicated chickenpox)


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