The case report of newborn prenatally infected by human immunodeficiency virus in Republic of Korea

Kyoung Eun Lee, Won Young Lee, Eui Kyung Choi, Jeong Hee Shin, Byung Min Choi, Yun Kyung Kim

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    Abstract

    Trans-placental neonatal human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is common in Africa; however, it is not yet reported in the Republic of Korea. With the increasing incidence of HIV infection, especially in the reproductive age group, the risk of the vertical transmission of HIV is also increasing. We report the first case of HIV infection acquired in-utero in a newborn in Korea. The baby is growing well with normal development.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)66-70
    Number of pages5
    JournalPediatric Infection and Vaccine
    Volume26
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr

    Keywords

    • HIV
    • Infection
    • Prenatal transmission

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
    • Infectious Diseases

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