Vasculopathy in HIV-infected children -- a case series
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.
Despina Demopoulos, Paediatric Registrar
Willy Hendson, Paediatric Cardiologist
Antoinette Cilliers, Paediatric cardiologist
Karl Technau, Paediatric HIV Clinic medical officer
HIV Vasculopathy; Takayasu's arteritis; Immune Reconstitution Syndrome; Antiretroviral treatment
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South African Journal of Child Health 2009;3(1):27.
Date submitted: 2008-12-10
Date published: 2009-05-27
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