Acute human immunodeficiency virus infection in a breast-fed infant in New York City

Ouzama Nicholson*, David E. Michalik, Sameer Patel, Philip LaRussa, Natalie Neu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Acute human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in a breast-fed infant is a rare diagnosis in developed countries. We present a six-month old girl with postnatally acquired HIV infection complicated by Pneumocystis jéroveci pneumonia, cytomegalovirus pneumonitis and encephalopathy. Her mother had tested negative for HIV during pregnancy. Children infected by mothers during an acute seroconversion may have more rapid disease progression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-655
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007

Keywords

  • Acute HIV infection
  • Breast-feeding
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Mother-to-child transmission
  • Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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