Topics Discussed: aids, pediatric; aids-related opportunistic infections; immunology.
Sections: Pathogenesis, Clinical Presentation, Differential Diagnosis, Diagnosis, Management, Treatment, Course and Prognosis, Pearls, References.
Excerpt:"Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) induces a secondary immune deficiency, rendering the host susceptible to infection. The immunosuppressive combination of HIV infection in the setting of the immature pediatric immune system represents an ideal medium for opportunistic pathogens to thrive and the challenge rests with the pediatrician to diagnose, treat, and prevent these infections...."
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