Nutrition and HIV infection in children

E. E. Mannick, J. N. Udall, M. Kaiser, G. Fuchs, R. Suskind

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HIV infection has profound effects on a patient's nutritional status because it can modulate appetite, nutrient absorption and basal metabolic rate. In addition, HIV infection can lead to the depletion of a variety of vitamins and micronutrients including vitamins A, D, B2, B6, B12, L-carnitine, iron, zinc and selenium. This review article summarizes existing data regarding nutritional defects in HIV-infected patients and the results of clinical studies addressing the effects of nutritional supplementation in infected patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-632
Number of pages18
JournalIndian Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1996


  • Basal metabolic rate
  • HIV infection
  • Micronutrients
  • Nutritional defects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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