AIDS in a Child 5½ Years after a Transfusion

Michael J. Maloney, Frederick Cox, Betty Beasley Wray, Margaret F. Guill, Jennifer Hagler, David Williams

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To the Editor: We wish to report a case of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) presenting after 5 1/2 years in a child who had received a single blood transfusion. A white boy was referred at 5 1/2 years of age for chronic oral candidiasis, later proved to be secondary to AIDS. He had weighed 7 lb, 13 oz (3.5 kg) at birth, after a normal full-term gestation, and had received 75 ml of packed red cells shortly after delivery, the indication being a fetal–maternal transfusion. He was subsequently healthy (there was an uncomplicated episode of varicella at 5 years) until.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number19
StatePublished - May 9 1985

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