Bowel obstruction in an infant with AIDS

Title

Bowel obstruction in an infant with AIDS

Creator

Loveland J; Bowley DM; Beavon IR; Pitcher GJ

Publisher

Archives Of Disease In Childhood

Date

2003

Subject

Female; Humans; Fatal Outcome; infant; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/complications/pathology; AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/complications; Candidiasis/complications; Colonic Diseases/pathology/virology; Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay; Ileal Diseases/pathology/virology; Intestinal Obstruction/pathology/virology; Pancytopenia/etiology

Description

AIDS accounted for approximately one quarter of all deaths in South Africa in 2000 and has become the country’s single biggest cause of death.1 Paediatric HIV infection is now a common cause of admission to hospital and a major contributor to childhood mortality.2 A recent study reported that 60% of admissions to an academic hospital in Durban (Kwa-Zulu Natal) were infected with HIV.3 We report a case of intestinal obstruction in an infant with HIV infection, the cause of which was only diagnosed at postmortem examination.

CASE REPORT
A 2 month old female presented with a three day history of constipation, anorexia, and progressive abdominal distension. [...]

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Type

Journal Article

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Citation

Loveland J; Bowley DM; Beavon IR; Pitcher GJ, “Bowel obstruction in an infant with AIDS,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 27, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12763.