Interaction between pediatric HIV infection and measles

Interaction between pediatric HIV infection and measles

Author Moraes-Pinto, Maria Isabel de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Infections by measles virus and by HIV cause a state of immunodeficiency in the host. While measles virus leads to a transient immunodeficiency with depression of cellular mediated immunity, natural HIV infection leads to a progressive immunodeficiency of both humoral and cellular immunity. This review will focus on the interaction between HIV and measles virus in pediatric patients. Different scenarios of virus interaction will be dissected and their implications for a practical approach in terms of the individual patient and strategies to eliminate measles virus will be discussed.
Keywords antiretroviral therapy
HIV infection
measles elimination
placental antibody transfer
vertical transmission
Language English
Date 2011-12-01
Published in Future Virology. London: Future Medicine Ltd, v. 6, n. 12, p. 1471-1479, 2011.
ISSN 1746-0794 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Future Medicine Ltd
Extent 1471-1479
Access rights Closed access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000297852100012

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