What are common sources of some of the opportunistic pathogens associated with pediatric HIV infection?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Selected opportunistic pathogens and common sources are as follows:

  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection from CMV-positive blood products

  • Cryptosporidium infection from unprocessed ground water or exposure to a young or stray animal

  • Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) from exposure to other individuals with PCP

  • Toxoplasma gondii infection from cats or ingesting undercooked red meat

  • Tuberculosis (TB) from exposure to infected individuals


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