Cytomegalovirus viremia predicts post-discharge mortality in Kenyan HIV-exposed uninfected children
Background: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) viremia is associated with mortality in severely ill immunocompetent adults and hospitalized children with HIV (CWH). We measured CMV viremia in HIV-exposed and -unexposed Kenyan children aged 1-59 months discharged from hospital and determined its relationship with post-discharge mortality.
Methods: CMV DNA levels were measured in plasma from 872 HIV-unexposed, 97 HIV-exposed-uninfected (HEU), and 15 CWH aged <5 years. ... Expand abstract
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