[Dehydration: an important factor of mortality in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositive malnourished children].


A combination of diarrhoea and malnutrition frequently occurs in HIV seropositive children and constitutes a bad prognosis factor. The impact of dehydration induced by diarrhoea in these children has not as yet been assessed and constitutes the aim of this study. This retrospective analysis was conducted on 121 malnourished children monitored in 1994 at an… (More)