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A Challenge in Diagnosis of Tuberculosis-Associated Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (TB-IRIS)

Authors Suryana K

Received 30 March 2020

Accepted for publication 27 June 2020

Published 21 July 2020 Volume 2020:12 Pages 263—269


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Bassel Sawaya

Ketut Suryana

Department of Internal Medicine, Merpati Clinic, HIV and Allergy - Clinical Immunology Services Unit, Wangaya Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Correspondence: Ketut Suryana
Department of Internal Medicine; Merpati Clinic; HIV and Allergy - Clinical Immunology Services Unit, Wangaya Hospital, Akasia Street, VIII No. 22, Denpasar, Bali 80235, Indonesia
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Abstract: Tuberculosis immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (TB-IRIS) in HIV-infected patients is the sign and symptom of exacerbation, or radiological manifestation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection, can describe the improvement of the immune system after initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). No approved or explicit symptomatic tests for TB-IRIS exist, the diagnosis depends on the clinical manifestations. Here we report a TB-IRIS case with diagnostic challenges.

Keywords: HIV infection, tuberculosis, HAART, TB-IRIS, diagnostic challenge

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