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Table 2 Distribution of the first severe morbid event in untreated HIV-infected children

From: Severe morbidity and mortality in untreated HIV-infected children in a paediatric care programme in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, 2004-2009

Diagnosis Number of first events, n(%) Lethal events, n(%)
WHO Stage 2     
Hepatosplenomegaly 1 (1,7) -
WHO Stage 3     
Failure to thrive (FTT) 2 (3,6) 1 (50)
Unexplained persistent diarrhoea 4 (7,1) -
Unexplained persistent fever 1 (1,7) -
Tuberculosis 1 (1,7) 1 (100)
Chronic lung disease 4 (7,1) -
Severe bacterial infections 4 (7,1) 2 (50)
WHO Stage 4     
Pneumonia 1 (1,7) -
Other diagnosis of interest     
Malaria 21 (37,5) -
Meningitis 2 (3,6) 2 (100)
Unknown 15 (26,7) 10 (67)
Total 56 (100) 16 (28,6)
  1. Children followed-up over 18 months by the CePReF and the MTCT-Plus programme, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (January-2004-December 2009). n = 405.