Anemia and growth failure among HIV-infected children in India: a retrospective analysis

@article{Shet2009AnemiaAG,
  title={Anemia and growth failure among HIV-infected children in India: a retrospective analysis},
  author={Anita Shet and Saurabh Mehta and Nirmala Rajagopalan and Chitra Dinakar and Elango Ramesh and NM Samuel and C. K. Indumathi and Wafaie Wahib Fawzi and Anura V Kurpad},
  journal={BMC Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={37 - 37}
}
BACKGROUND Anemia and poor nutrition have been previously described as independent risk factors for death among HIV-infected children. We sought to describe nutritional status, anemia burden and HIV disease correlates among infected children in India. METHODS We analyzed retrospective data from 248 HIV-infected children aged 1-12 years attending three outpatient clinics in South India (2004-2006). Standard WHO definitions were used for anemia, HIV staging and growth parameters. Statistical… CONTINUE READING
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