Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome presenting as pericarditis and pericardial effusion

Alwyn Rapose, Bilal Sarvat, Juan C. Sarria

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-144
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology
Volume110
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008

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Keywords

  • HIV
  • Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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