|Does Immuno Reconstruction syndrome exist?
Feb 4, 2004
I have a friend who is in advanced state of AIDS with sarcoma on the legs. His doctors are changing his treatment and have spoken of "immuno reconstruction syndrome" - saying that as a reaction to new drugs, he will get sickers before he gets better. Is there such a syndrome?
Response from Dr. Henry
Yes-in a minority of patients the immune reconstitution phenomenon is observed where a dormant/damaged immune system comes to life and begins reacting against existing germs (such as some viruses or bacteria) that may pardoxically cause some symptoms to flare up for a while. KH
travel to brasil -- yellow fever
Starting treatment after years of non-treatment
- Accuracy Of Elisa Test After 30 Days
- Can Someone Get Stds By Touching Another Person's Sperm?
- Can You Get Hiv From Someone Undetectable?
- Can You Infect Someone With HIV Days After You Are Infected?
- Is Anemia A Symptom Of Early HIV Infection?
- Is There An Immediate Notification If Positive HIV Test Result?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.