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Pediatrics. 2001 Apr;107(4):E56.

The effect of plasma human immunodeficiency virus RNA and CD4(+) T lymphocytes on growth measurements of hemophilic boys and adolescents.

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Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York 10021, USA. sjburnet@med.cornell.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The investigation examined the associations of plasma human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) RNA and CD4(+) T lymphocytes with height, weight, skeletal maturation, testosterone levels, and height velocity for hemophilic children and adolescents with HIV infection in the Hemophilia Growth and Development Study.

STUDY DESIGN:

Two hundred seven participants were evaluated over 7 years.

RESULTS:

A threefold increment in baseline plasma HIV RNA was associated with a 0.98-cm decrease in height and a 1.67-kg decrease in weight; 100-cells/microL decrements in baseline CD4(+) were associated with a 2.51-cm decrease in height and a 3.83-kg decrease in weight. Participants with high plasma HIV RNA (>3125 copies/mL) experienced significant delay in achieving maximum height velocity and lower maximum velocity compared with those with low viral load. The high CD4(+) (>243)/low plasma HIV RNA group had earlier age at maximum height velocity compared with the other 3 groups and higher maximum height velocity compared with the low CD4(+)/high plasma HIV RNA and low CD4(+)/low plasma HIV RNA groups. Decrements in CD4(+) were associated with decreases in bone age and testosterone level.

CONCLUSIONS:

CD4(+) and HIV RNA were important in predicting growth outcomes.

PMID:
11335777
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