HIV Symptoms in Children

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HIV Symptoms in Children

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HIV may be suspected in a child who has:

  • Delays in growth or development.
  • Enlargement of the liver and spleen.
  • Persistent yeast infection of the mouth (thrush).
  • Recurrent bacterial infections.
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, and groin.

The symptoms of HIV can also be caused by other illnesses.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Primary Medical Reviewer Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Last Revised January 18, 2011

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