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Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) in central nervous system, due to cryptococcal infection, TB or both?

Authors:

WCJK Jayakody ,

National STD/AIDS Control Programme (NSACP, LK
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(MBBS, PgDipVen, MD), Consultant Venereologist
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KGK Ubeysekara,

NSACP, LK
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(MBBS, PgDipVen, MD), Acting Venereologist
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NH Kumarasinghe

NSACP, LK
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MBBS, PgDipVen, Registrar in Venereology
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Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) and cryptococcal meningitis remain the commonest causes of meningitis in patients with advanced HIV. This is a case history of an HIV patient on antiretroviral therapy (ART) for 2 months presented with CNS symptoms suggesting possible IRIS for an intra cerebral infection or any other CNS lesion. However, in diagnostic work-up patient is found to have features for tuberculosis as well as cryptococcal meningeal infection making a diagnostic dilemma of the reason for the IRIS
How to Cite: Jayakody, W., Ubeysekara, K. and Kumarasinghe, N., 2019. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) in central nervous system, due to cryptococcal infection, TB or both?. Sri Lanka Journal of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine, 5, pp.46–49. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/joshhm.v5i0.91
Published on 30 Dec 2019.
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