HIV seroconversion illnesses occur in between one half and two thirds of recently infected individuals.
1.Early symptoms may include fever, lymph node enlargement, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia or arthralgia possibly with thrombocytopenia or leukopenia. More serious symptoms may include neuropathy and encephalopathy.
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- Gold J.
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Acute AIDS retrovirus infection: definition of a clinical illness associated with seroconversion.
Lancet. 1985; 1: 537-540
2.Recognition of HIV seroconversion illnesses requires a high degree of suspicion and the realisation that a patient is in an ‘at risk group’. However, the concept of at risk groups may become progressively less useful as HIV spreads into the general ‘non-risk population’.
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- Stein D.S.
- Schnittman S.M.
Primary human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection.
J Infect Dis. 1993; 168: 1490-1501
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- Acute AIDS retrovirus infection: definition of a clinical illness associated with seroconversion.Lancet. 1985; 1: 537-540
- Primary human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection.J Infect Dis. 1993; 168: 1490-1501
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