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Antiretroviral Drug Dosing for Infants and Children: Calculation by Weight or Body Surface Area?

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Summary

This article, part of the Emerging Issues in PMTCT Series on Women, Children, and HIV , describes 3 methods for determining appropriate pediatric dosages using body surface area (BSA). Given a particular clinical setting, the ideal method may be different and will depend on the availability and accuracy of both height and weight measurements and on the accessibility of Web-based resources.

Publisher: UCSF Center for HIV Information
Language: English
Format: Web Page
Region: Global
Audiences: Doctors/Physicians, Nurses, Other Healthcare Workers, Physician's Assistants/Nurse Practitioners, Program Managers
Topic Areas: Pediatric Antiretroviral Treatment, Primary Care of HIV Infected & Exposed Children, Complications of HIV in Children
Resource Type: Research Summaries and Reviews