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Undernutrition in ART-naïve Nigerian children

Authors Shantakumari N, Jenny John L, Sreedharan J

Received 12 May 2015

Accepted for publication 14 May 2015

Published 9 July 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 227—230


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Nisha Shantakumari,1 Lisha Jenny John,2 Jayadevan Sreedharan3

1Department of Physiology, 2Department of Pharmacology, 3Statistical Support Facility, Centre for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

This letter is a response to the recent paper by Anigilaje and Olutola entitled "Prevalence and risk factors of undernutrition among antiretroviral-therapy-naïve subjects aged under 5 years old in Makurdi, Nigeria: a retrospective study", published in the International Journal of General Medicine.1 The relevance and importance of any sound research on undernutrition in HIV-infected children is high, and we strongly support publication of papers on this topic. However, while we appreciate the health awareness that could be generated by this paper, we have some concerns regarding this study.

View the original paper by Anigilaje and Olutola.

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