International Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology

International Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology ISSN 2326-7291 Vol. 9 (7), pp. 001-004, July, 2020. © International Scholars Journals

Case Report

Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome:  Case series from Abuja

*Okechukwu AA and **Mamuna CC

*Department of Paediatrics, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital,Gwagwalada.

** Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria.

Accepted 16 February, 2020


There is paucity of information on immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in children in Nigeria. We reported two cases of IRIS in a 7 and 14 years HIV infected Nigerian boys managed at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Nigeria. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome was diagnosed and managed in 4 out of 1,027 (0.38%) HIV positive paediatric patients started on antiretroviral therapy at the health institution over a 6 years period.

Keywords: Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome, highly active antiretroviral therapy, Nigeria.