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Criteria of Haddow et al for the Paradoxical Type of the Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS)

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Infectious Diseases

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Haddow et al distinguish 2 types of the immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) that may affect an HIV-infected patient treated with highly-active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). The paradoxical type involves an existing opportunistic infection that behaves in an atypical or exaggerated way after starting HAART. The authors are from King's College London, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban, South Africa.

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