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

Abstract

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.