Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome presenting as chylothorax in a patient with HIV and Mycobacterium tuberculosis coinfection: a case report

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BACKGROUND Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are at risk for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) coinfection. The advent of antiretroviral therapy restores immunity in HIV-infected patients, but predisposes patients to immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS). CASE PRESENTATION A 25-year-old HIV-infected male presented with… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-321

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@inproceedings{Lin2010ImmuneRI, title={Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome presenting as chylothorax in a patient with HIV and Mycobacterium tuberculosis coinfection: a case report}, author={Jiun-nong Lin and Chung-Hsu Lai and Yen-Hsu Chen and Lin-Li Chang and Susan S. Lee and Hsi-Hsun Lin}, booktitle={BMC infectious diseases}, year={2010} }