Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome

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As the name suggests, syndrome that occurs when the immune system of an immunocompromised individual, typically with AIDS/HIV, is restored. Infections that did not elicit an immune response due to the weakened immune system, start to do so as the immune systems.

There may be systemic symptoms such as fever and malaise, but tissue and organ damage can occur from an exuberant rebound inflammatory response.

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