Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 9th, 2005
According to a recent report from South Africa, "Immune reconstitution disease (IRD) in HINF-infected patients is an adverse consequence of the restoration of pathogen-specific immune responses during the initial months of highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART).
"Previously subclinical infections are 'unmasked' or pre-existing opportunistic infections clinically deteriorate as host immunopathological inflammatory responses are 'switched on'."
"IRD is most frequently associated with mycobacterial infections. Our...
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