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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 725-726

Human immunodeficiency virus polyarthropathy


Pediatric HIV clinic, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Priyanka Lakshmanan
105/106, Celebration Building, City of Joy, Station Road, Mulund West, Mumbai - 400 080, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.197289

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Articular manifestations are a frequent but often underdiagnosed manifestation in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We present a 7-year-old HIV-infected malnourished girl who presented with recurrent joint pain and effusion in the left knee joint. Her antistreptolysin O, dsDNA, antinuclear antibody and rheumatoid arthritis factor were negative. She responded to antiretroviral therapy.


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