Effect of baseline immune suppression on growth recovery in HIV positive South African children receiving antiretroviral treatment.

@article{Feinstein2012EffectOB,
  title={Effect of baseline immune suppression on growth recovery in HIV positive South African children receiving antiretroviral treatment.},
  author={Lydia B. Feinstein and Marcel Yotebieng and Harry Moultrie and Tammy Meyers and Annelies van Rie},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2012},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={
          235-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND Growth failure is common among children infected with HIV. The degree of growth recovery and its determinants in children initiating combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) are not well understood. METHODS We conducted a cohort study of children who initiated cART between 2004 and 2008 at a pediatric HIV clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa. To determine the effect of severe immunodeficiency at cART initiation on growth recovery (defined as attaining a z-score > -2), we generated… CONTINUE READING
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