HIV in Children

PROPHYLAXIS FOR MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX (MAC)

Dr. Ira Shah
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Last Updated : 1st September 2012

Indications


  • After initial treatment, secondary prophylaxis is recommended for life time.
  • As per CD 4 count primary prophylaxis is advocated.
  • Any child in CDC Class C or WHO Stage IV.
  • Prophylaxis may be stopped if CD 4 percent is more than the threshold for 6 months and ART has been continued for more than 12 months and child is asymptomatic.

PROPHYLAXIS FOR MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX (MAC)
Dr. Ira Shah
Incharge Pediatric HIV and TB Clinic, B.J.Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, India Consultant in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, India.