Plasma proteomics reveals markers of metabolic stress in HIV infected children with severe acute malnutrition.
Gonzales GB., Njunge JM., Gichuki BM., Wen B., Potani I., Voskuijl W., Bandsma RHJ., Berkley JA.
HIV infection affects up to 30% of children presenting with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in Africa and is associated with increased mortality. Children with SAM are treated similarly regardless of HIV status, although mechanisms of nutritional recovery in HIV and/or SAM are not well understood. We performed a secondary analysis of a clinical trial and plasma proteomics data among children with complicated SAM in Kenya and Malawi. Compared to children with SAM without HIV (n = 113), HIV-infected children (n = 54) had evidence (false discovery rate (FDR) corrected p