Human immunodeficiency virus as progressive primary myopathy: A possibility in children? A rare case report

Shashidhara, Sowmya (2017) Human immunodeficiency virus as progressive primary myopathy: A possibility in children? A rare case report. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. pp. 1-4. ISSN 1056-9103

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Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus infection in children has adifferent way of presentation. The involvement of muscular system is most commonly described as pyomyositis because of opportunistic infections or myopathy secondary to highly active antiretroviral therapy in both children and adults. Primary myopathy presenting as a progressiveweakness is usually seen in adults and rarely observed in children with only a few cases described in the literature. In this case, we report a 7-year-old Indian girlwith perinatal HIV infection presenting with progressive weakness and otherwise asymptomatic. An improvement was observed after antiretroviral and rehabilitative therapy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV; myopathy; children; primary; antiretroviral.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 04:52
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 04:52
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149208

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