Nonimmune hydrops fetalis and hepatitis in a neonate with congenital human immunodeficiency virus infection

Mark Kadrofske, Prabhu Parimi, Melissa Myers, Mary L. Kumar, Nazha Abughali

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Abstract

We present a case report of a term neonate with congenital human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection born with nonimmune hydrops fetalis who developed hepatitis shortly after birth. Maternal HIV infection was diagnosed after delivery. An extensive evaluation for known causes of nonimmune hydrops, both infectious and noninfectious, was negative. After beginning highly active antiretroviral therapy, hepatitis resolved and the HIV viral load became undetectable. We believe this is the first report of nonimmune hydrops fetalis and hepatitis in an infant with congenital HIV infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)952-954
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume25
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hepatitis
  • Highly active antiretroviral therapy
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Nonimmune hydrops fetalis
  • Thrombocytopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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