Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

ISSN: 2161-105X

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Pleuropulmonary Kaposi Sarcoma in the Setting of Immune Reactivation


Karthik Suresh, Roy Semaan, Sixto Arias, Petros Karakousis and Hans Lee

We present a case of a 26 year with history of HIV/AIDS who presented with a pleural effusion. Serial radiography, pleural fluid analysis as well as clinical symptoms revealed development of Kaposi Sarcoma related immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (KS-IRIS) in the setting of initiation of effective anti- retroviral therapy.


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