We report the case study of a 1-year-old girl who was perinatally infected with both hepatitis B (HBV) and HIV viruses. The clinical presentation and treatment are described. We examined the interaction between the 2 viruses and the possible effects of the interaction on the development of each virus and on treatment. Our findings demonstrate that combined HIV and HBV infections intensified deterioration, as the HBV liver disease aggravated the HIV infection. The medication of choice was Lamivudine, since it prevents the transcription of both viruses.
|Pages (from-to)||763-764, 844|
|State||Published - 16 May 1999|