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CMV coinfection and disease progression in vertically acquired HIV infection
  1. DIRK MENTZER,
  2. WOLFHART KREUZ
  1. Department of Paediatrics
  2. Johann Wolfgang Goethe—University Frankfurt am Main, Theodor Stern Kai 7
  3. D-60590 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  1. Dr Dirk Mentzer, 34 Knockbreda Park, Belfast BT6 0HF, UK

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Editor,—The paper by Boriskin and colleagues1 provides interesting information regarding the age related contribution of cytomegalovirus (CMV) viral load in HIV infected children. The significantly higher CMV viral load in the youngest age group (0–2 years) could explain the generally higher mortality in this age group due to the accelerated disease progression.2 However, the conclusion regarding the …

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