Published in AIDS Weekly, July 24th, 1995
HIV-infected children may develop a humoral deficiency characterized by abnormal antibody response to antigens and mitogens and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia. Qualitative functional defects in leukocyte function and imbalance of cytokine secretion may also be present.
"These alterations may result in recurrent and potentially life-threatening bacterial infections by encapsulated bacteria including Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and...
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