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Hypogammaglobulinaemia and negative anti-HIV antibodies in AIDS.


Arch Dis Child. 1987 Aug;62(8):853-4. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

Repeated bacterial infections are frequent in children with AIDS owing to the B cell abnormalities produced by HIV infection. We report on two infants who presented with hypogammaglobulinaemia and with no HIV antibodies, but with epidemiological, immunological, and clinical features of AIDS.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*IMMUNOLOGY/TRANSMISSION Agammaglobulinemia/*IMMUNOLOGY Antibodies, Viral/*ANALYSIS Blood Transfusion/ADVERSE EFFECTS Human HIV/*IMMUNOLOGY Infant, Newborn Infant, Premature, Diseases/IMMUNOLOGY/TRANSMISSION JOURNAL ARTICLE


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