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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 596-597

Immune reconstitution syndrome in a human immunodeficiency virus infected child due to giardiasis leading to shock

Pediatric HIV Clinic, B J Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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1/B Saguna, 271/B Street Francis Road, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai - 400 056, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.174302

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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome has been reported in association with tuberculosis, herpes zoster (shingles), Cryptococcus neoformans, Kaposi's sarcoma, Pneumocystis pneumonia, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, herpes simplex virus, Histoplasma capsulatum, human papillomavirus, and Cytomegalovirus. However, it has never been documented with giardiasis. We present a 7-year-old HIV infected girl who developed diarrhea and shock following the initiation of antiretroviral therapy, and her stool showed the presence of giardiasis.

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