HIV associated arthropathy and response to antiretroviral therapy in a HIV-1 infected child
Verantwortlicher Herausgeber dieser Rubrik:
17. Mai 2005
15. Juli 2005
28. Juli 2015 (online)
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.