HIV Symptoms in Children

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HIV may be suspected in a child who has:

  • Delays in growth or development.
  • Enlargement of the liver and spleen.
  • Persistent yeast infection of the mouth (thrush).
  • Recurrent bacterial infections.
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, and groin.

These symptoms that may result from an HIV infection also can be caused by other illnesses.

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    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerPeter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine

    Current as ofMay 24, 2016