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dc.contributor.authorKatusiime, Christine
dc.contributor.authorOcama, Ponsiano
dc.contributor.authorKambugu, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-30T21:06:43Z
dc.date.available2022-04-30T21:06:43Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationKatusiime, C., Ocama, P., & Kambugu, A. (2010). Immune reconsitution inflammatory syndrome among adolescents: a report of cases in a resource-limited setting (Uganda). Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine, 11(2), 18-22.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.ajol.info/index.php/sajhivm/article/view/70089/58218
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/handle/123456789/3079
dc.description.abstractThe immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is a frequent early complication of antiretroviral therapy (ART), particularly in patients who commence ART with low CD4 counts and established opportunistic infections. IRIS in HIV-infected patients results from a pathological inflammatory response to pre-existing infective, host or other antigens, alive or dead, causing clinical deterioration after initiating ART.1 The most common forms of IRIS occur in association with mycobacterial and herpesvirus infections. Adolescents and young adults comprise an increasing proportion of new HIV infections both in developing and developed countries, and little is known regarding HIV IRIS in this group. As the ART roll-out has gathered pace since 2004 in resource-limited settings, adolescent IRIS has emerged as a clinical challenge. We describe adolescent/young adult patients who presented to our clinic with IRIS events.en_US
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dc.publisherSouthern African Journal of HIV Medicineen_US
dc.subjectImmune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndromeen_US
dc.subjectAdolescentsen_US
dc.subjectResource-Limited Settingen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.titleImmune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome among Adolescents: A Report of Cases in a Resource-Limited Setting (Uganda)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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