Zidovudine therapy in children with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.


Eight children with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), aged four months to 12 years, were treated with zidovudine (azidothymidine) 100 mg/m2 intravenously every six hours for 14 days, followed by oral zidovudine at the same dose for a total of six months. Of the eight, six were infected at birth and two were contaminated by blood transfusion at ages… (More)


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