Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in HIV/AIDS presenting as osteomyelitis

Summerpal S. Kahlon, Jeffrey W. East, Juan C. Sarria

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Abstract

We report a case of osteomyelitis due to Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex(MAC) in an AIDS patient shortly after the initiation of antiretroviral therapy with subsequent immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome(IRIS).He improved after surgical debridement and treatment with clarithromycin, ethambutol, rifabutin, and low-dose corticosteroids. Antiretroviral therapy was not interrupted. MAC should be suspected in IRlS-related complications such as osteomyelitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-518
Number of pages4
JournalAIDS Reader
Volume18
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008

Keywords

  • Bacterial infection
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome
  • Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex
  • Osteomyelitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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