Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in an HIV-infected patient using subcutaneous silicone fillers

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Abstract

The immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) remains a concern in severely immunosuppressed HIV-infected patients after starting antiretroviral therapy. We present an HIV-infected transgender woman with subcutaneous silicone fillers, who simultaneously developed tuberculosis-associated and silicone-related IRIS. We propose a possible connection between IRIS and the autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA).

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