HIV and Malnutrition: Effects on Immune System

KEY POINTS

Journal of Immunology Research
An HIV-infected adult requires 10 to 15 percent more energy per day and approximately 50 to percent more protein [ 65 , 66 ]. For example, parenteral nutrition improved nutritional status body composition compared to controls, but no assessment was made of immune function Given the very heavy burden of infectious disease around the world, and its massive contribution to illness and premature death, this field warrants much greater attention. Iron deficiency results in impaired phagocytic killing, less response to lymphocyte stimulation, fewer natural killer cells, and reduced interferon production [ 37 ]. Essential amino acids arginine , selenium, zinc, manganese, copper, vitamins A, C, E. Inflammatory mediators in children with protein-energy malnutrition. Studies confirm that the initial finding of thymolymphatic atrophy resolves with renutrition 53 , and in parallel, T-lymphocyte function as examined by cell proliferation and the tuberculin test improves 28 , 45 ,

1. Introduction

Effects of Malnutrition

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HIV and Malnutrition: Effects on Immune System