EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF
PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL RESEARCH

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical, Medical & Biological Sciences

An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)

European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research (EJPMR) has indexed with various reputed international bodies like : Google Scholar , Indian Science Publications , InfoBase Index (In Process) , SOCOLAR, China , Research Bible, Fuchu, Tokyo. JAPAN , International Society for Research activity (ISRA) , Scientific Indexing Services (SIS) , Polish Scholarly Bibliography , Global Impact Factor (GIF) (Under Process) , Universal Impact Factor , International Scientific Indexing (ISI), UAE  , Index Copernicus , CAS (A Division of American Chemical Society) USA (Under Process) , Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ, Sweden, in process) , UDLedge Science Citation Index , CiteFactor , Directory Of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI) , Indian citation Index (ICI) , Journal Index (JI, Under Process) , Directory of abstract indexing for Journals (DAIJ) , Open Access Journals (Under Process) , Impact Factor Services For International Journals (IFSIJ) , Cosmos Impact Factor , Jour Informatics (Under Process) , Eurasian Scientific Journal Index (ESJI) , International Innovative Journal Impact Factor (IIJIF) , Science Library Index, Dubai, United Arab Emirates , Pubmed Database [NLM ID: 101669306] (Under Process) , IP Indexing (Under Process) , 

 ISSN 2394-3211

Impact Factor: 4.897

 ICV - 79.57

Abstract

CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL STUDY OF OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS IN HIV POSITIVE CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CD4 CELL COUNT

Dr. Shantisena Mishra, Dr. Pratibha Rai, Dr. Arakhita Swain* and Dr. Saiprasanna Behera

ABSTRACT

Background: HIV in pediatric age group is a major world health problem. In India childhood, HIV amounts to around 4.4% of all cases. It is a large contributor to childhood morbidity and mortality in India. Usually the commonest cause of death in these children is opportunistic infections, which are more seen in CD4 cell count depleted children. Aims and Objectives: The study was carried out with the objectives to find out the incidence of OI in HIV positive children and its relation to CD4 cell count. Materials and Methods: Hospital based observational study conducted over on period of 2 years (Sept 2015 to Aug 2017) at pediatrics Dept. of SCB Medical College, Cuttack, India. HIV seropositive children less then 14 years of age were included in the study. Detailed clinical evaluation and lab investigations were done and they were put into WHO clinical stages. They were further classified based on CD4 count. Results: Out of total 50 cases, 28 presented in stage-III and 15 in stage-IV at first visit. Girls had higher mean CD4 count (488) than boys (340). PTB was most common OI (28%) followed by oral candidiasis. Children with OI had less CD4 cell count. Conclusion: The clinical manifestations of HIV infection in children may be similar to number of other diseases. As the WHO clinical stage and grade of malnutrition increases, CD4 count decreases thus can be a reliable marker of disease progression in HIV infected children.

Keywords: HIV, CD4 cell count, OI.


[Full Text Article]

INDEXING

NEWS & UPDATION

  • New Issue Published

    Its Our pleasure to inform you that, EJPMR 1 October 2018 Issue has been Published, Kindly check it on http://www.ejpmr.com/home/current_issues

  • EJPMR OCTOBER ISSUE PUBLISHED

    OCTOBER 2018 Issue has been successfully launched on 1 October 2018

  • EJPMR New Impact Factor

    Its our Pleasure to Inform you that EJPMR Impact Factor has been increased from 4.161 to 4.897 due to high quality Publication at International Level

  • Index Copernicus Value

    EJPMR Received Index Copernicus Value 79.57, due to High Quality Publication in EJPMR at International Level

  • Journal web site support Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Saffari for easy download of article without any trouble.

    .

  • Article Invited for Publication

    Article are invited for publication in EJPMR Coming Issue

Google Scholar Indian Science Publications InfoBase Index (In Process) SOCOLAR, China Research Bible, Fuchu, Tokyo. JAPAN International Society for Research activity (ISRA) Scientific Indexing Services (SIS) Polish Scholarly Bibliography Global Impact Factor (GIF) (Under Process) Universal Impact Factor International Scientific Indexing (ISI), UAE Index Copernicus CAS (A Division of American Chemical Society) USA (Under Process) Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ, Sweden, in process) UDLedge Science Citation Index CiteFactor Directory Of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI) Indian citation Index (ICI) Journal Index (JI, Under Process) Directory of abstract indexing for Journals (DAIJ) Open Access Journals (Under Process) Impact Factor Services For International Journals (IFSIJ) Cosmos Impact Factor Jour Informatics (Under Process) Eurasian Scientific Journal Index (ESJI) International Innovative Journal Impact Factor (IIJIF) Science Library Index, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Pubmed Database [NLM ID: 101669306] (Under Process) IP Indexing (Under Process)