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Revista del Instituto de Medicina Tropical

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ALARCON, Cristina; TABOADA, Aurelia  and  BENITEZ, Gustavo. Hansen disease associated with Immune Reconstitution Syndrome in Patients with HIV / AIDS  . Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. [online]. 2015, vol.10, n.1, pp.30-36. ISSN 1996-3696.

Abstract Background: The Institute of Tropical Medicine is a reference center for tropical and infectious diseases of Paraguay. The coincidence between infection HIV (HIV) and terminally Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is exposed to leprosy, as both have in common a deterioration of the immune system and a geographic location. We analyzed this coinfection in different countries and their evolution, being this association not more frequent than HIV association in the control groups. Objective: The objective of this study was to report our experience in treating leprosy patients with HIV / AIDS. Materials and methods. Through the analysis of medical records of patients diagnosed with leprosy and HIV / AIDS, treatment and immune status was assessed. Results. Throughout the study period, 6 patients with leprosy and HIV were discussed. Of these, 66.6% were men, 33.3% (2 patients) under 30, 50% of them Borderline lepromatous leprosy and 50% LB Tuberculoid. At the time of the study, 5 patients had completed the treatment, leaving one treatment until February 2014 meeting regularly. Conclution. We conclude that there is an association between the immune status of patients and the diagnosis of leprosy. We intend to continue monitoring both endemic in the coming years

Keywords : Hansen's disease; leprosy; TMI.

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