Which types of feeding tubes are used to support the nutritional and fluid status of patients with pediatric HIV infection?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Nasogastric, nasojejunal, and/or gastrostomy tubes may be needed to support the patient's nutritional and fluid status. Gastrostomy tubes are well tolerated, and they are often more comfortable than nasogastric or nasojejunal tubes.

Parenteral hyperalimentation may be necessary when the patient's GI tract cannot support substantial feedings.


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