ANTOINE THYSS, M.D.; ELISABETH BAECHLER-SADOUL, M.D.; DIDIER DUPONT, M.D.; PATRICK P. VELIN, M.D.; ANN DEVILLE, M.D.; MARIE-LOUISE GASIGLIA, M.D.
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To the editor: The earliest pediatric case reports of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) related pathologic findings involve American children born during 1980 (1). We report the case of a French child with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) related complex (ARC) since birth in October 1981. Several lymphadenopathies, later ascribed to HIV, were first seen in drug addicts on the French Riviera in the last quarter of 1981.
A male child was born at term weighing 3.150 kg. Both parents are intravenous drug abusers. The mother reportedly stopped using drugs during pregnancy. At 4.5 years he was hospitalized for a mild
THYSS A, BAECHLER-SADOUL E, DUPONT D, et al. The Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome-Related Complex (ARC) in a Child of Drug-Addicted Parents. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107:943. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-6-943_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(6):943.
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