Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Women and HIVWomen and HIV
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Hydroxyurea & children
Feb 7, 2001

Is Hydroxyurea now being given to pediatric patients? If so, please tell me is this still experimental?

Response from Dr. Luzuriaga

Hydroxyurea has been used in children, but there are few formal studies. A pilot study of hydroxyurea in combination with stavudine and ddI has recently been published (Kline et al, Pilot study of hydroxyurea in human immunodeficiency virus-infected children receiving didanosine and/or stavudine. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2000 19:1083-6). In this small study, they found that doses up to 30 mg/kg/day were fairly well-tolerated but low white blood counts were seen in some children. Modest reductions in viral load were seen in some children. So, data on hydroxyurea in children are rather sparse and the potential risks/benefits of using hydroxyrea in children remain unclear.

KL


Previous
7 mo pregnant,HIV+ and worried about delivery
Next
Infant's lymph nodes

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


 
 
Advertisement




Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement