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April 2014 NEWSLETTER


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April 2014 Newsletter
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A 6 years old girl was detected to have sickle cell anemia recently. She had severe pallor with indirect hyperbilirubinemia requiring blood transfusion. She had also received blood transfusion 1 year ago. In view of previous blood transfusion, she was screened for blood transfusion transmitted viral infections and was detected to be HIV infected. The child was put on oral penicillin prophylaxis in view of her sickle cell anemia. Her CD4 count was 306 cells/cumm. She developed a pneumonia and detected to have pneumocystis carinii infection. She was treated with cotrimoxazole for 21 days and subsequently started on ART.

Should this child be on cotrimoxazole or penicillin prophylaxis?

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