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Cardiology. 2008;110(2):142-4. Epub 2007 Oct 31.

Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome presenting as pericarditis and pericardial effusion.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-0435, USA. alrapose@utmb.edu

Abstract

Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) affects 30-43% of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) co-infected patients after starting highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Pericarditis and pericardial effusion are rare manifestations of IRIS. We report a case of HIV-TB related IRIS that developed pericardial involvement. This complication resolved after treatment with ibuprofen. Antituberculous treatment and HAART were not interrupted.

PMID:
17971663
DOI:
10.1159/000110494
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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