Predictors of mortality in HIV-1 exposed uninfected post-neonatal infants at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi. East Afr Med J . 2005 Sep; 82 ( 9 ): 447-51 . PMID: 16619717 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Gichuhi C, Obimbo E, Mbori-Ngacha D, Mwatha A

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C. DRWAMALWADALTON, MBORI- PROFNGACHADOROTHYA, ELIZABETH DROBIMBO. "Predictors of mortality in HIV-1 exposed uninfected post-neonatal infants at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi. East Afr Med J . 2005 Sep; 82 ( 9 ): 447-51 . PMID: 16619717 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Gichuhi C, Obimbo E, Mbori-Ngacha D, Mwatha A.". In: East Afr Med J . 2005 Sep; 82 ( 9 ): 447-51 . Earthscan, London. 978-1-84407-469-3 (*); 2005.

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Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 19676, Nairobi, Kenya.
OBJECTIVES: To identify potential predictors of mortality, to determine mortality rate and to identify prevalent causes of death in a cohort of HIV-1 exposed uninfected infants. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya. SUBJECTS: Three hundred and fifty one HIV-1 exposed uninfected post-neonatal infants who survived to one year of age. RESULTS: Sixteen infants died (post-neonatal mortality rate of 47/1000 live births), 14 (88%) before six months of age. The most frequently identified medical conditions at death included bronchopneumonia, diarrhoea and failure to thrive. In multivariate analysis, prematurity (RR=10.5, 95%CI 3.8-29.1, p<0.001), teenage motherhood (RR=3.6, Cl 1.0-13.2

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