Prolonged tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome: characteristics and risk factorsMore about Open Access at the Crick
Authors listTasnim M Bana Maia Lesosky Dominique J Pepper Helen van der Plas Charlotte Schutz Rene Goliath Chelsea Morroni Marc Mendelson Gary Maartens Robert Wilkinson Graeme Meintjes
In a proportion of patients with HIV-associated tuberculosis who develop paradoxical immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS), the clinical course of IRIS is prolonged necessitating substantial health care utilization for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Prolonged TB-IRIS has not been prospectively studied to date. We aimed to determine the proportion of patients with prolonged TB-IRIS, as well as the clinical characteristics and risk factors for prolonged TB-IRIS.
Journal BMC Infectious Diseases
Issue number 1