Journal Article

Paradoxical Tuberculosis associated Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome Presenting with Chylous Ascites and Chylothorax in a HIV-1 Infected Child

Helena Rabie, Andrea Lomp, Pierre Goussard, Ettienne Nel and Mark Cotton

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 56, issue 5, pages 355-358
Published in print October 2010 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online January 2010 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmp141
Paradoxical Tuberculosis associated Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome Presenting with Chylous Ascites and Chylothorax in a HIV-1 Infected Child

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We present a case of tuberculosis (TB) paradoxical immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) complicated by chylous ascites and chylothorax in a HIV-infected child. There are few descriptions of TB IRIS in children. This case extends the clinical spectrum of TB IRIS.

Keywords: immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome; HIV; tuberculosis; chylothorax; chylous ascites

Journal Article.  1410 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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