CLINICAL PROFILING OF PEDIATRIC PATIENTS VISITING THE ANTI RETROVIRAL THERAPY CENTER
Dr. Rakesh Garlapati*, Dr. Thanuj K. V., Dr. Vennela D., Dr. Snehitha V., Dr. Suhas S. Aithal
Introduction: Our aim was to study the clinical profile and assess efficacy of ART therapy in pediatric patient visiting ART center. Material and methods: The study was carried out in ART center. Study was structured questionnaire. Results: Males were more affected then females. Most common mode of transmission was mother to child. Tuberculosis was most common opportunistic infection. And CD4 count increased in patient on ART. The mean weight of HIV positive pediatric patients at first visit is 17.4636 and at last visit is 18.5182, which clearly depicts the increase in weight of the patients after ART treatment. Conclusion: In the studied patients, Males were more commonly affected and most common opportunistic infection was tuberculosis. Patient on ART has increase in their CD4 count. Most common mode of transmission of HIV in pediatric age group is mother to child transmission.
Keywords: HIV, Pediatrics, CD4 counts.
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