Paediatric HIV/AIDS Infection in three of four children from consecutive twins deliveries
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Paediatric Association of Nigeria
Vertical infection the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) among two consecutive pair of twins from a well-to-do family is presented. While the first twin of the first pair must have been infected in-utero, the second may have been infected at parturition or through breast milk. Severe protein-energy malnutrition was the main mode of presentation. A recommendation is made for routine screening of pregnant women during ante-natal care with family planning counselling of positive cases. Zidovudine therapy for infected pregnant women is also recommended. In addition, it is suggested that infected mothers from high socio-economic classes in our environment should not breast-feed their infants. HIV/AIDS should please be suspected when PEM manifests in children from high socio-economic families.
HIV , Twins , vertical transmission , Malnutrition , feeding , Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Ekanem, EE, Uniga, AJ and Ekure, EN. Paediatric HIV/AIDS Infection in three of four children from consecutive twins deliveries. Niger J Paed 2000; 27:26-29.