Paediatric HIV Infection/AIDS In Three Of Four Children From Two Consecutive Twin Deliveries

SUMMARY

Vertical infection by 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 of 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 be suspected when PEM manifest in children from high socio-economic families.

 

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APA

Ekanem, E & Uniga, A (2021). Paediatric HIV Infection/AIDS In Three Of Four Children From Two Consecutive Twin Deliveries. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/paediatric-hiv-infection-aids-in-three-of-four-children-from-two-consecutive-twin-deliveries

MLA 8th

Ekanem, E and AJ Uniga "Paediatric HIV Infection/AIDS In Three Of Four Children From Two Consecutive Twin Deliveries" Afribary. Afribary, 03 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/paediatric-hiv-infection-aids-in-three-of-four-children-from-two-consecutive-twin-deliveries. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Ekanem, E, AJ Uniga . "Paediatric HIV Infection/AIDS In Three Of Four Children From Two Consecutive Twin Deliveries". Afribary, Afribary, 03 May. 2021. Web. 21 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/paediatric-hiv-infection-aids-in-three-of-four-children-from-two-consecutive-twin-deliveries >.

Chicago

Ekanem, E and Uniga, AJ . "Paediatric HIV Infection/AIDS In Three Of Four Children From Two Consecutive Twin Deliveries" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/paediatric-hiv-infection-aids-in-three-of-four-children-from-two-consecutive-twin-deliveries