Learn About AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome

What is the definition of AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome?
AIDS dysmorphic syndrome, also known as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) embryopathy, refers to facial malformations in infants believed to be caused by acquired perinatal (before, during, or after birth) HIV infection; however, researchers are not certain that perinatal infection with the HIV virus is actually the cause, as there may be other causes, such as alcohol or drug use.
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What are the symptoms of AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome?
Symptoms of AIDS dysmorphic syndrome are characterized by craniofacial abnormalities, such as a small head (microcephaly), a protruding, box-like forehead, wide or slanted eyes, long eyelid folds, blue sclera (whites of eyes), flattened nasal bridge, large philtrum (groove between nose and lip), and growth retardation. Infants infected with HIV may also experience HIV-associated symptoms, such as recurring opportunistic infections, rashes, hepatitis, kidney or heart failure, pneumonia, lymphomas, and progressive neurological dysfunction.
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What are the current treatments for AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome?
Treatment for AIDS dysmorphic syndrome is individualized and is conducted by a multidisciplinary team, including a pediatric specialist in HIV infection. The craniofacial abnormalities associated with AIDS dysmorphic syndrome may be treated symptomatically. HIV infection in infants with AIDS dysmorphic syndrome may include the use of combined antiretroviral therapies, such as zidovudine (ZDV) with didanosine or lamivudine and a protease inhibitor. Intravenous immunoglobulin, corticosteroids, and antibiotics may be administered to prevent opportunistic infections.
Who are the top AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome Local Doctors?
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San Francisco VA Medical Center

4150 Clement St 
San Francisco, CA 94121

Monica Gandhi is an Infectious Disease doctor in San Francisco, California. Dr. Gandhi has been practicing medicine for over 26 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 11 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are HIV/AIDS, AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, and COVID-19. She is licensed to treat patients in California.

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University Of Cape Town

Cape Town, WC, ZA 7925

Landon Myer is in Cape Town, South Africa. Myer is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 7 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are HIV/AIDS, AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome, Adult T-Cell Leukemia, and AIDS Dementia Complex.

 
 
 
 
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University Of Pretoria

Pretoria, GT, ZA 

Ameena Goga is in Pretoria, South Africa. Goga is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 5 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Adult T-Cell Leukemia, and Woods Black Norbury Syndrome.

What are the latest AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome Clinical Trials?
Contribution of the Integrase Inhibitor Dolutegravir to Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease in Persons Living With HIV
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Neighborhood Alcohol & HIV Prevention in South African Townships (Philani)
What are the Latest Advances for AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome?
HIV, Placental Lesions, and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes.
Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Adherence and Prenatal Alcohol Use among Women Who Are Pregnant with HIV in South Africa.
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The Danish HIV Birth Cohort (DHBC) - a nationwide, prospective cohort.