Pépé M. Ekulu, Michel N. Aloni, Jérôme Harambat, Jean Robert R. Makulo, François B. Lepira, Ernest K. Sumaili, Eric M. Mafuta, Pierre Cochat, Nazaire M. Nseka
To determine the prevalence of microalbuminuria and associated factors among Congolese human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected children.
This was a cross-sectional study in which 77 HIV-infected antiretroviral therapy-naive children and 89 uninfected controls were enrolled. Microalbuminuria was assessed using the immune-turbidimetry method, and associated factors were studied by logistic regression.
The prevalence of microalbuminuria was 18% in the HIV-infected children and 2% in the HIV-uninfected children. No common determinants of proteinuria were significantly associated with microalbuminuria.
Microalbuminuria HIV DR Congo Antiretroviral therapy Cross-sectional study Proteinuria Kinshasa