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Vasculopathy in HIV-infected children -- a case series

Despina Demopoulos, Willy Hendson, Antoinette Cilliers, Karl Technau


We report on six HIV-infected Black South African children who presented with vasculitides involving the medium and large vessels. Four patients presented with a stroke, one with heart failure and one with gangrene. Five patients had aneurysmal pathology and one patient had an occlusion. The arteries of the Circle of Willis and the aorta and its major branches, were extensively involved.

Authors' affiliations

Despina Demopoulos, Paediatric Registrar

Willy Hendson, Paediatric Cardiologist

Antoinette Cilliers, Paediatric cardiologist

Karl Technau, Paediatric HIV Clinic medical officer

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HIV Vasculopathy; Takayasu's arteritis; Immune Reconstitution Syndrome; Antiretroviral treatment

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South African Journal of Child Health 2009;3(1):27.

Article History

Date submitted: 2008-12-10
Date published: 2009-05-27

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