Disease in children with HIV infection in Abidjan

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7041.1302c (Published 18 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1302

Authors should have emphasised lack of tuberculosis in HIV positive children

  1. Charles Gilks
  1. Senior lecturer Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool L3 5QA

    EDITOR,—Sebastian B Lucas and colleagues report an impressive series of paediatric necropsies from Abidjan, documenting the range of disease in African children infected with HIV.1 The sampling method was to carry out a necropsy on all HIV positive children in the mortuary during the study period and “randomly selected children” who were HIV negative. How random sampling was done is not discussed. The authors state that most children who die in the hospital and the community (the city) pass through the mortuary …

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