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Immune reconstitution syndrome presenting as probable AIDS-related lymphoma: a case report

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Author(s): Mortensen Bo | Nielsen Susanne | Christensen Charlotte | Helweg-Larsen Jannik

Journal: AIDS Research and Therapy
ISSN 1742-6405

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 34;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome | AIDS related lymphoma | Cart | HIV | 18F-FDG PET/CT

ABSTRACT
Abstract We report an unusual case of HIV-related immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome, presenting as suspected AIDS-related lymphoma. Symptoms, initial investigations including fine-needle biopsy and 18F-FDG PET/CT scan were highly compatible with high grade AIDS-related lymphoma, however subsequently IRIS was diagnosed. We discuss pitfalls in the interpretation of diagnostic results in ARL versus IRIS.
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