Aids embryopathy Q89.9

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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AIDS embryopathy; congenital AIDS related syndrome; fetal AIDS syndrome; HIV Embryopathy; HIV infection HIV embryopathy; human immunodeficiency virus embryopathy

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Disease whose entity is disputed. Questionable embryopathy caused by transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).

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Prenatal HIV infection through transplacental transmission suspected, see also AIDS.

Clinical features
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Microcephaly (70%), short nose with sunken nasal bridge, wide eyelid crevices and blue sclera, prominent upper lip with broad philtrum, short stature, hypertelorism.

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Detection of HIV by PCR and HIV antibodies in ELISA and Western blot.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020