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[53 year-old patient with fever and cough]

Orasch, C. and Battegay, M.. (2009) [53 year-old patient with fever and cough]. Der Internist : Organ des Berufsverbandes Deutscher Internisten, Vol. 50. pp. 877-880.

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Abstract

We describe a patient with late HIV presentation, opportunistic infections and an immune reconstitution syndrome (IRIS) after starting a combination antiretroviral therapy (ART)occurring in this severely immunodeficient patient. In the beginning, a miliary tuberculosis was diagnoses, followed by a second opportunistic infection, i.e. pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia. After start of ART, further organ manifestations developed, interpreted as immune reconstitution syndrome. The decision about the optimal time point for starting ART in the presence of an opportunistic infection is essential.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel > Infection Biology (Khanna)
UniBasel Contributors:Battegay, Manuel E.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0020-9554
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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