Immunodépression des Mères au VIH et Morphométrie des Nourrissons à Abidjan

Kouadio Kouakou Jérôme
2019 European Scientific Journal  
The morphological profile of nurslings is, among other things, a function of specific factors including the biophysiological status of the mother. The effect of this on infant body development does not seem to be sufficiently studied. The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of mother's immunodepression on HIV on her nurslig's body growth. It covers 128 nurslings aged 1 to 24 months of whom 57 are born to serocompromised mothers and 71 are born to mothers who are not
more » ... not serocompromised mothers. The nutritional profile of the nursling is judged by the weight and stature of the nursling. The electronic scale and the height gauge are used to measure these bodily parameters respectively. The serology of the mothers is explored by considering the results of the serological tests carried out by these mothers during the prenatal consultations. The results show that the average weight and height of children born to serocompromised mothers do not differ from those of their counterparts born to mothers who are not serocompromised. The serocompromision of the mother to hiv is far from significantly influencing the physical development of young children.
doi:10.19044/esj.2019.v15n3p28 fatcat:lo7hbex6mbeynitxautxna7ywy