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    HIV Symptoms in Children

    HIV Symptoms in Children

    Topic Overview

    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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    By Healthwise Staff
    E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
    Last Revised April 5, 2012

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