Parvovirus B19 Encephalitis Presenting as Immune Restoration Disease after Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

R.C. Nolan, G. Chidlow, Martyn French

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    Abstract

    Illness occurring during the initial months of highly active antiretroviral therapy ( HAART) for human immunodeficiency virus infection may be a consequence of the restoration of an immune response against opportunistic pathogens (i.e., immune restoration disease [IRD]). We describe a young man who had AIDS complicated by parvovirus B19 infection and RBC aplasia and who developed a painless, progressive dyspraxia of the left arm and an expressive dysphasia 4 weeks after commencing effective HAART. Neuroimaging demonstrated multiple right fronto-parietal lesions, and, following extensive investigations, including a brain biopsy, it was concluded that the brain lesions represented IRD associated with parvovirus B19 infection.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1191-1194
    JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
    Volume36
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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