J Pediatr Infect Dis 2006; 01(01): 053-055
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1557059
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

HIV associated arthropathy and response to antiretroviral therapy in a HIV-1 infected child

Ira Shah
a  Department of Pediatric HIV Clinic, B. J. Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel, Mumbai, India
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17 May 2005

15 July 2005

Publication Date:
28 July 2015 (online)

Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated arthropathy has been reported in HIV infected adults both from the Western, African as well as Asian countries. Arthritis in HIV infected adults has a wide spectrum of presentation ranging from mild arthralgia to severe joint disability and deformity. Rarely arthritis is the presenting manifestation of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Arthritis in HIV infected children is very rare and only one case of an HIV infected child with arthritis has been reported from the Indian subcontinent. We report an HIV infected child from India who presented with polyarthropathy and dysphagia and had a very good response to antiretroviral therapy.